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Definition of material. 

Spanish folktale material is much more abundant than 
has commonly been supposed. It was believed by some 
that such material did not exist until the publications of 
the earlier collectors began to appear. Among these was 
an Englishman, \V. J. Thoms, who says in the introduction 
to his Lays and legends of Spain, 1834, "... one part of 
the task which we have proposed to ourselves ... is to 
gather together such legendary tales of Spanish origin as 
now lie scattered and far apart . . . The popular tales in 
Spain have never yet been collected . . . Our ignorance of 
the existence of legendary tales in Spain must not be consi- 
dered a proof of their non-existence". More recently the 
existence of an abundance of folktales in Spain has been 
generally conceded; but the misconception that, aside from 
one or two collections, almost none of this material has 
been published is still current. As early as 1887 Hernandez 
de Moreno ^ defended Spain against this misbelief. It is 
true that onl}^ a small proportion of the great stock of 
Spanish folktales has been published, and that many of 
these are not easil}- accessible, being hidden away in scat- 
tered journals, footnotes, etc. The purpose of this index 
is to render this material accessible and perhaps stimulate 
further interest in this fertile field. 

On scanning the bibliograph}^, one discerns three 
outstanding periods in the publication of Spanish folktales: 

^ "Pel folklore spagnuolo" in ArcJiivio per lo studio delle 
tradizione popolari, 1887 VI 575—6. 

4 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales, FFC 90 

about the middle of the nineteenth century, in the eighties, 
and during the past few years, in which time more folk- 
tales have been published than in both the preceding pe- 
riods. Fernan Caballero was the chief figure in the first 
period ; the second was a period of organization of folklore 
societies and journal publication. At present important 
works are constantly appearing by such eminent contem- 
porary folklorists as Cabal, Espinosa, Llano Roza de Ampudia, 
etc. Furthermore, one notices many translations of Spanish 
folktales into English, German and French. 

I found no definition of a folktale which served as a 
practical rule by which material could readily be accepted 
or rejected. The rule finallj^ adopted was to accept all 
texts that manifest the rxisteiue in Spanish oral tradition of 
material like or bearing close analogy to the body of material 
included in Aarne's index. To reproduce a tale exactly as 
told by the folk would mean to reproduce every detail of 
syntax, form and vocabular}' in a text written in phonetic 
symbols, and with all the vicissitudes of colloquial peasant 
speech in matters of repetition, omission, illogical and 
contradictory statements. Such a text would be of interest 
to the anthropologist, the psychologist, the linguist and the 
literary historian. Unfortunately, however, I have never seen 
such a text in print. I assume that such a text is what is 
referred to as a text "of scientific value". Being unable to 
find such texts, I was forced to lower my requirements. Even 
though a tale be written in literary Spanish, English, Ger- 
man or French, if its motives are preserved essentially as 
they are known to exist in oral tradition, I accept it. If, 
on the other hand, literary tradition and logic seem to 
have modified not onl}^ the language but also the motives 
themselves, I reject the tale. Or if the source of the tale 
is not indicated, and it seems to derive from literary or 
foreign tradition, I reject it. By saturating m3fself in Aarne's 
index and the standard, wellknown Spanish collections, 

^FC 90 Definition of material. 

I was able to build up b}' experience a critical judgment 
which was very helpful in determining the value of doubtful 

A few illustrations are perhaps to the point. Choosing 
a work with a promising title L. Dominguez, Los cuentos 
de Andalucia. Cncnios popularcs . . . one finds that it con- 
tains jokes and anecdotes, scenes from contemporary daily 
life, but nothing that would fit into the body of material 
found in Aarne's index. Similarly, Baselga y Ramirez, 
Curntos de la era, proves to be literary sketches. In Fer- 
nandez de los Rios, Tesoro dc cuentos, one finds traces 
that look suspiciously German, but since the author does 
not state that he has utilized German sources, and since 
the work does contain real folktale material, it seems best 
not to reject it. The words hyrnda and iradicion are 
often employed in their proper meaning by Spanish folk- 
lorists. The following works, for example, reall}' contain 
what their titles promise: A. Alcalde y Valladares, Tradi- 
ciones espanolas; M. Cano y Cueto, Leyendas y tradiciones 
de Sevilla, 1875; L. Garcia del Real, Tradiciones y leyendas 
espai'iolas, 1898 — 1899; S. G. C. Middlemore, Spanish 
legendary tales, 1885; G. M. Vergara y Martin, Tradiciones 
segovianas [1910]. However, these terms are sometimes applied 
to folktales. For example, the following works contain 
folktale material: Biblioteca de tradiciones popularcs espanoles, 
1884 — 6; R. H. Busk, Patranas, or Spanish stories, legen- 
dary and traditional, 1870; C. Cabal, Los cuentos tradicio- 
nales asturianos [1924]; H. A. Reed, Spanish legends and tradi- 
tions, 1914. The enchanted Moorish girl guarding a treasure in 
a cave, LRAF^ p. 90, LRAL p. 184, MPP p. 345, and hidden 
treasures in general form a favorite theme in Spain. These 
stories belong to the field of legend and tradition. I have 
thought it wise to include the Don Juan legend, since its 

' See bibliography for these abbreviations. 

6 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 9a 

theme fits in very well with religious tales. In mythology 
some of the Nuberu stories given by Llano Roza de Ampudia 
include a rewarded hospitality theme which belongs typi- 
cally to the folktale. It is sometimes rather difficult to 
distinguish between the riddle and the folktale. Usually 
whenever a stor}', a line of action or motivation occurs in 
a riddle, this story is a folktale. Louseskin (Mt 6-21) repre- 
sents the typical riddle tale. This fusion with other types 
of the folktale, itself a type not well defined, illustrates, 
with the vague distinction between "literary" texts and 
texts of "scientific" value, the extreme difficulty of defining 
folktale material. 

A definition of "Spanish" is necessary. The science 
of folklore is not vet far enough advanced to define what 
is folkloristically Spanish. Obviously, political boundaries 
are very little related to folklori.stic boundaries. But a 
science which has fairly definite limits established and which 
is closely related to folklore is linguistics. This science 
has divided the Spanish peninsula into four generally accepted 
language groups: Portuguese-Galician, Spanish, Bask and 
Catalan-Valencian. 1 shall adopt the linguistic definition of 
Spanish. Hence Spanish folktales, in this index, are tales 
from the Spanish linguistic area, that is, from the regions 
of Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Extremadura, Leon, Mursia> 
New' Castile and Old Castile, 

Since this is the first attempt, to my knowledge, ever 
made to organize Spanish folktale material, errors and 
omissions will probably abound. In view of this fact 
I have sought to make the scope of the subject small enough 
that I might hope fairly well to cover the ground. In m}- 
search for Spanish folktales I encountered incidentally many 
works which may prove of value in the study of Galician^ 
Bask and Catalan tales, and these are included in the biblio- 
graphy. The Index includes all Spanish references given 
in BP, even the literarv references; and to these I have 

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added a few literary references. Folktale themes abound 
in Spanish literature and offer a great and fruitful field of 
study; and may, together with Spanish American tales, 
throw considerable light on the history and development of 
the Spanish folktale. A thesis ^ has been placed at my 
disposal which cites published texts of tales from Guatemala, 
Mexico, New Mexico and Porto Rico of fifty types. I include 
these references under t3'pe headings without checking or 
analyzing them. I wish to express my thanks to Miss Dean 
for permission to use this material. To these I add a few- 
Spanish American references given by Thompson under 
Mt 2031 and Gillet^ pertaining to Mt 1535. These are 
but a few scattered references from the Spanish American 
field which, in itself, offers abundant material for further 

I am aware of no great manuscript collections of folk- 
tales in Spain. I am informed that there is none at the 
Centra dc estudios historicos. Mencndez Pidal ^ refers to 
manuscript material on folklore at the Ateneo in Madrid; 
but in a letter dated October 25, 1927, Luis de Hoyos 
Sainz informs me that this collection contains no folktales. 

In a classification of exempla Miss Carter^ worked out 
a more complete classification for animal stories than that 
given b}^ Aarne. I have incorporated Miss Carter's new 
headings. In other parts of the Index I have added new 

The new sectional headings which I have introduced 
into the Index are inclosed in [ ], for example "[1585 — 1594 

* C. M. Dean, A comparative study of certain Spanish Ame- 
rican folktales, M. A. Diss. Indiana University 1929 (Unpublished). 

* In Revue Hispaniqtte 1926 LXVIII 174. 

^ In his prologue to Llano Roza de Ampudia, Del folklore 
asturiano. Mitos, supersticiones, costumbres, p. XI. 

* M. L. Carter, Studies in the 'Scala ceW of Johannes Gobii 
Junior, Ph. D. Diss. University of Chicago 1927 (Unpublished). 

8 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Legal decision]". Such insertions necessitated the reduction 
of scope of numbers under old sections; these changes of 
limiting numbers are inclosed in [], for example "1725 — 
[1845] Parson". All newly inserted types and subtypes 
bear an *, as "^898" and "760 *C". All new additions to 
the detailed analyses of types bear an '^, as "Mt 332 "V" 
or "Mt 425 I ■^f". New minor variations, which I do not 
consider important enough to insert with an *, follow their 
corresponding numbers in ( ), as "Mt 303 III d (Falls through 
trap door)." 

The first item listed under a t3-pe number is any element 
marked with an ''. Second follow other types to be compared 
for analogies, as "Cf Mt 313"; unless these comparisons 
apply onl}'' to specific references, then they are listed after 
such references, as "an 2. LRAC no 13. Cf Mt 348". Third 
come literar}^ references. BP literary references are repro- 
duced as follows: "Conqiiista dc Ultramar 2 ch. 43 (ed. 
Gayangos 1858); see BP II 285". The great field of Spanish 
literature, alledged to be rich in popular elements, is yet 
to be explored for evidences of folktales. Fourth come 
the Spanish American references, which are grouped 
alphabetically by countries. A list of abbreviations used for 
regions follows. 














New Castile 


Old Castile 


Region not indicated 


Region implied from secondary evidence 

in the text. 

FFC 90 Definition of material. 

Every reference in every region under a tj-pe is arbitra- 
ril}^ assigned a number. The numbers begin anew for every 
region, so that additional variants of the type from any 
region may be added and numbered. 

A : after a reference signifies that an anal3'sis of the 
text cited follows, as "Mt 425 C as /. CTA p. 66 : I d II d 
(By declaring her love for him)"; or under Mt -^860 one 
finds "as 2. LRAC no 48: Mt ■860 + Mt 921 b", signi- 
fying" that these two tales occur in combination in this 
sequence in the text of LRAC no 48. 

The abbreviation used for "folktale type" is "Mt", 
which is based on the German "Marchentypus". 

The letter and number in brackets following a new 
motive is the number that motive will bear in Stith Thompson's 
classification of motives, which has not yet been published. 

I am greatly indebted to Stith Thompson for many 
valuable suggestions and for inserting in my manuscript the 
numbers pertaining to his forthcoming classification of moti- 
ves. Above all, I wish to express my deep debt of grati- 
tude to Archer Ta^'lor, at whose suggestion this index of 
Spanish folktales was begun and with whose constant gui- 
dance and untiring help it has been carried to completion. 

R. S. B. 


ABC — Abbreviations precede all cited texts. 

I Works not containing Spanish folktales but 

whose titles might be so construed. 

* Works with promising titles I have not seen. 

)( _ Titles encountered incidental to the search for 

Spanish folktales which may pertain to the study 

of Bask, Catalan, Galician or Spanish-American 


Bibliographic works. 

BP — J. Bolte and G. Polivka, Annierkungen zu den 
Kinder- und Hausmarchen der Briider Grimm, 
Leipzig, Dieterich 1913— 18, 3 vols. There is a 
bibliography at the end of volume III, but many 
more titles are cited within the work. I have 
included all the BP Spanish references. 

— Catalogus van Folklore in de koninklijke Bibliotheek, 
The Hague, Humanitas 1919 — 20, 2 vols. Spain, 
Portugal and Azores in I 477 — 85 and Supple- 
ment I 605 — 6 and 626. 

— A. Guichot y Sierra, Noticia historica del folklore. 
Origenes en todos los paises has/a i8go. Desar- 
rollo en Espana hasta 1921, Sevilla, Alvarez 1922. 
Reviewed by F. Kruger in Revista de filologia 
espailola 1922 IX 338. The most extensive 
folklore bibliography I have seen in Spanish, 
although poorly arranged. 

12 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

)( — A. Lesser, "Bibliography of American folklore 
191 5 — 28" in JAF 1928 XLI. Section on Spanish 
America pp. 37 — 45. I shall not list here any 
titles cited by Lesser, but only a few that he 
does not include. 

— Hernandez de Moreno, "Pel folklore spagnuolo" 
in Archivio per lo siitdio delle tradizioni popolari 
1887 VI 575 — 6. Bibliographic note on Spanish 
folklore, citing especially periodicals. 

— Revista de filologia espai'iola 191 4 — 00. See 
section on folklore in the bibliography. 


)( — M. Aguilo, Cuentos i860 — 62. Catalan. 

)( — P. de Alcantara Penya, Rondayes luallorqitines, 

Palma de Mallorca 1884. 
)( — PAM Alcover, Rondayes mallorqiiines, Palma de 

Mallorca 1896, 1898, 1904, 1909, 1913, 1916, 

7 vols. 
)( — PAM Alcover, Ciieittos inaravi/Iosos, recogidos 

en Mallorca, adaptados al castellano por T. 

Llorente Falco, Valencia, Domenech 191 4. 
■^' ■ — C. Alvarez de Machado, Cueutos extreineuos, 

1885. In a letter from Seville, dated March 7, 

1927, Alejandro Guichot y Sierra informs me 

of this work, "... no se han publicado: originales 

)( — F. Arocena Arregui, Narraciones folkldricas, San 

Sebastian 1923. Bask. 
ASEB — Th. Alaux and L. Sagardoy, L'espagnol au brevet 

superieur, Paris, Didier 1907. On pp 145 — 61 

is found Spanish text of one tale from CPA p 86. 
)( — Fr. Badenes Dalmau, Cuentos populars, Barcelona 

1900. Catalan. 

FFC 90 Bibliography. 13 

)( — T. Baro, Citcntos del Ampurddn, 1896. Catalan. 
)( — P. Bertran y Bros, Cuentos popnlars Catalans, 
1886, 3 vols. 

— P. Betran y Bros, El tnilx pallet, Barcelona 
1886. Catalan. 

— P. Bertran y Bros, El rondallaire Catalan, Bar- 
celona 1909, 2 vols. 

)( — P. Bertran y Bros, Roudallistica, 1888. Catalan. 

)( — Biblioteca popular de la asociacion de exciirsiones 
Catalans, 1884 — 8, 5 vols. 

■j- — F. Biedenfeld, Sagen, Mdrchen, Kriegszenen, No- 
vellen, Abentener, Reisen und Bilder aus Spanien, 
Weimar, Voigt 1836. Describes Spanish customs 
but apparently contains no folktales. 
BLC — R. Boira, El libro de las cuentos, coleccion comp- 
leta de anecdotas, cuentos, gracias, chistes, 
chascarrillos, dichos agudos, replicas ingenio- 
sas . . . Recapitulacion de todas las florestas, 
de todos los libros de cuentos espanoles, y de 
una gran parte de los estranjeros, Madrid, Areas 
y Sanchez - 1862, 3 vols. The full title does not 
promise exclusivel}' Spanish material, nor does 
it designate which part of the material is Spanish. 
However, several of its selections fit in quite 
closely with the current Spanish material, so 
I have included BLC references but grouped them 
with the literary references. 

" — Boletin de folklore andaluz, published by A. 
Guichot y Sierra in the Sevilian daily. El porvenir , 
on the following days: October 31, 1883; De- 
cember 15, 1883; January 11, 1884; February 
15, 1884; April 15, 1884; April 29, 1884; June 
10, 1884. 

t — Boletin folklorico espanol. Organo de las socie- 
dades que constituyen El Folklore Nacional. 

14 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Revista quincenal. Director: A. Guichot y Sierra. 
Sevilla. I saw vol I no i, January 15, 1885 to 
no 8, April 30, 1885, with continuous pagination 
I — 64. They contain no texts of folktales, but 
chiefh' articles on folklore method and science, 
some scattered materials and current bibliography. 
The Union List of Serials in Libraries in the 
United States and Canada, New York 1927, lists 
nos I — 9 in the Cornell library. The librarian 
at Cornell, however, informs me that the Cornell 
librarv has onl}' nos i — 8. 
* — ■ Boletin folkldrico gaditano, monthly. Was pub- 
lished in five numbers from July to November 
BPS — R. H. Busk, Patrafias, or Spanish stories, legen- 
dary and traditional, London, Griffith and Far- 
ran 1870. 
)( — P. Briz, Cnentos populars Catalans. 
BTPE — Biblioteea de las tradiciones populares espanolas. 
Director: A. Machado y Alvarez. Sevilla, Guichot 
y Sierra 1884 — 6, 11 vols. Folktales in vols I, 
II, (IV Galician pp. 51, 55, 139) V, VIII, X. 
Extensive review by G. Pitre in Archivio per lo 
studio delle tradizioni popolari, 1883 II 456 — 8; 
1884 III 462—6; 1885 IV 147—9 and 604— 6; 
1886 V 599 — 602. Some of these tales are 
translated into English in RSLT, 

— M. A. Buchanan, "Short stories and anecdotes 
in Spanish plays" in Modern Language Review 
1908—9 IV 178—84; 1910 V 78—89. May 
yield an occasional parallel. 

— E. Bustillo and E. de Lustono, Galas del ingenio, 
Madrid, 2 vols. Like Buchanan, may yield an 
occasional parallel from the Spanish drama. 

FFC 90 Bibliography. 15 

)( — F. Camps y Mercadal, "Folklore menorqui de 
la Pagesia" in Revista de Menorca, Mahon 191 4 
IX, XVIII, XIX, X, 191 5 XI. 
* — F. Castro y Fernandez and A. Machado y Al- 
varez, Cuentos, leycndas y costumbres populares, 
Sevilla, Gaditana 1872. 

CBT — F. Caballero, The bird of truth, and other fairy 
tales, transl. by J. H. Ingram, London, Swan 
Sonnenschein [1882]. The text and pagination 
of this book are identical with those of CST. 
Citations are made only to CST, which is more 
CC — F. Caballero, Clemcncia, Leipzig, Brockhaus 1883 
I 275, Cf. R. Kohler, Aufsdtze, 1894 p. 63; see 
BP II 181. 

CCA — [J. Valera], Cuentos y chascarrillos andaluces torna- 
dos de la boca del vulgo, coleccionados y pre- 
cedidos de una introduccion erudita a algo filo- 
sofica por Fulano, Zutano, Mengano y Peren- 
gano, Madrid, Fe -1898. 

CCC — F. Caballero, Cosa cmnplida, siilo en la otra vida. 
Didlogos entre la juventud y la cdad >iiadura, 
Madrid, Guijarro 1902. Tale on p. 47, transl. 
into German in WBVC p. 197. 
CCPA — F. Caballero, Cuadros de costumbres populares 
andaluces, Leipzig, Brockhaus 1882. Tale on p. 
281; also on p. 127; see BP I 38 and III 320. 
CDI — C. Pitollet, "Les premiers essais de Fernan Caba- 
llero. Documents inedits" in Bulletin Hispanique 
1907 IX 67 — 86; 286 — 302; 1908 X 286 — 306, 
378 — 96. Text in German of one tale 1908 
X 392. 
CE — F. Caballero, Elia, la Espana treinta anos ha, 
Leipzig, Brockhaus 1881. Two tales pp. 60 — i. 

i6 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

)( — Cerquand, Lrgi'iides et raits populaitrs du pays 
basque, Pau 1875 — ^2. Four pamphlets reprinted 
from Bulletin des sciences de Pau, series 2, vols 

CFAC — C. Cabal, Del folklore de Asturias. Cuentos, 
leyendas y tradicioties, Madrid, Voluntad [1923]. 
CG — F. Caballero, La Gaviota, Leipzig, Brockhaus 
1 881. One tale on p. 66. 

)( — L. Cid y Hermida, Leyendas, tradicioues y episo- 
dios historicos de Galicia, La Coruna 1891. 
CL — F. Caballero, Ldgrinias, Madrid, Mellado 1858. 
One tale on p. 41. 
COAR — F. Caballero, Cuentos, oraciones, adivinas y refra- 
nes populares e infantiles, Leipzig, Brockhaus 
1878. A study of COAR by A. Machado y 
Alvarez, "Estudios sobre literatura popular" in 
BTPE V 193—203. On p. i8i he retells COAR 
p. 68. 

)( — E. Contamine de Latour and R. Foulche-Delbosc, 
Contes espagnols, trad, de . . ., Paris, Societe de 
publications Internationales 1889. Bask and 

)( — A. Cotarelo Valledor, Lar. Contos de Nadal, La 
Coruna, Lar ig2.j. Galician. 

)( — M. R. Cox, Cinderella. J4J variants of Cinderella, 
Catskin and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabu- 
lated, with a discussion of medieval analogues, 
and notes, London 1893 (P''-ibs of the Folklore 
Society XXXI). Cites Bask references from Web- 
ster, and Catalan from Maspons and Mila. 
CPA — F. Caballero, Cuentos y poesias populares anda- 

luces, Leipzig, Brockhaus 1887, 
CPE — B. Marwedel, Pdginas escogidas de Ferndn Caba- 
llero, mit Einleitung, Anmerkungcn und Worter- 

FFCgo Bibliography. 17 

buch, hrsg v . . ., Berlin, Teubner 1924. Two 
tales repr. from CPA pp. 86 and 73. 
CR — F. Caballero, Re/acioiies, heipzig, Brockhaus 1876. 
One tale on p. 242, transl. into German in WBVC 
p. 196 no 2. 
CST — F. Caballero, Spanish fairy talcs, transl. by J. H. 
Ingram, New York, Burt [1920]. The text and 
pagination of this book are identical with those 
of CBT. Citations are made only to CST, which 
is more accessible. Contains 33 tales, two of 
which are from A. Trueba, the others from 
COAR and CPA. 
CTA — C. Cabal, Los cuoitos iyadicionahs astiirianos, Mad- 
rid, Voluntad [1924]. 

DCPC — P. Diaz Cassou, La literafura pa^iocha. Leyendas, 
cuentos, pcrolatas y soflauias dc la huerta de 
Mitrcia, Madrid, Fortanet 1895. 

DCPM — P, Diaz Cassou, Pasionaria ninrciana. La cuaresnia 
y la sciiiana santa en Murcia. Costunibres, ro- 
maiiccro, procesiones, csculturas y cscultores, cantos 
populares, folklore, Madrid, Fortanet 1897. One 
tale on p. 231. 
DEA — Demofilo, Colcccion de enigmas y adivinanzas en 
forma de diccionario, Sevilla, Baldaraque 1880. 
Cited by BP. 
— C. M. Dean, A comparative study of certain Spa- 
nish-American folktales, M. A. Diss, Indiana Uni- 
versity 1929 (Unpublished). Classifies according 
to Aarne some of the folktales published in JAF 
from Mexico, New Mexico, Guatemala and Porto 
Rico. I include these references under type 
headings without checking or analyzing them, 
f — N. Diaz de Escovar, Cuentos malagilehos y chas- 
carrillos de mi ticrra, Madrid, Noticiero-Guia 191 1. 


i8 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

V — N. Dias de Escovar, Curiosidadcs historicas de 

Aiidahicia. Colccciou de tradicionrs, biografias, 
Icvoidas, iiarracioius . . . Malaga, Zambrana 1900. 
f — N, Diaz de Escovar, Cmiosidades rnalagiicnas. 
Coleccion dc tradiciones, biografias, leycndas, . . . 
que compendiardn . . . la historia de Malaga y su 
provincia, Malaga 1899. 

V — D, Duque y Merino, Contando cuentos y asando 

castafias (Costuiiibres campurriaiias de antafio), 
Madrid, Revista de navegacion y comercio 1897. 
Cnadros dc costwnbres. 
E — La enciclopedia, revista, Sevilla 1877 — 80. Seccion 
de literatnra popular, by A. Machado y Alvarez, 
1879 — 80. Cited by BP. R. Kohler's review 
of E. Cosquin, "Contes populaires lorrains" in 
Zeitschrift fur routauische Philologic 1881 V 171 
and footnote states that several folktales were 
published in La cuciclopcdia, but laments that 
they are not truh' reproduced, but bcarbcitct. 

ECPE — A. M. Espinosa, Cuentos populares espauoles, 
recogidos de la tradicion oral de Espaha y publi- 
cados con una introduccion y notas comparativas, 
Stanford University, California 1923, 1924 and 
1926, 3 vols. The fourth vol of "notas compa- 
rativas" has not yet appeared. Reviews by 
F. Kriiger in Archiv fur das Sludium der neueren 
Sprachen und Literaturen, 1926 L 267 — 8; and 
bv F. O. in Archivos del folklore cubano, 1926 
II 182 — 91 (a good, short survey with biblio- 
graphy of Spanish American folklore). 

ECRC — A. M. Espinosa, Cueutos, romances y can/arcs. 
A collection of Spanish popular tales, ballads 
and songs, New York, Allyn and Bacon [1925]. 
Repr. with minor changes 8 tales from ECPE. 
t — A. M. Espinosa, "Los cuentos populares espanoles" 
in Bolcfi'u de la biblioteca Meneudcz y Pelayo, 

FFC 90 Bibliography. 19 

Santander 1923 V 39 — 61; also in JAF 191 1 
XXIV and 19 14 XXVII. Repr. in large part the 
introd. to ECPE. 
ETCP — A. M. Espinosa, "La trasmision de los cuentos 
populares" in Archivos del folklore cubano, 1929 
IV 39—52 repr. ECPE nos 5 and 13. 
ETE — E. S. Eells, Tales of enchantment from Spain, 
New York, Harcourt Brace [1920]. English adapta- 
tions from BTPE X. 
FA — El folklore andalm. organo de la sociedad de 
este nombre, Sevilla, Alvarez 1882 — 3. Pagi- 
nation 1 — 64; then I — 523. 

t — J. Fastenrath, Das Buck nieiner spanischen Freimdc. 
Sonette, Romatrzen iind Mdrchen, Leipzig, Mayer 
1870, 2 vols. 

* — J. Fastenrath, Zaragozaner Dialekt-Schnurrett, 
theilzceisc in kolnischer Mundart iviedcrgcgeben, 
Koln 1901. 
PEE — El folklore frcxnense y betico-extremeno , organo 
temporal de las sociedades de este nombre, Fre- 
genal. El Eco, 1883—4. 372 pp. ECPE I 14 note 
24 says, "... algunas revistas folkloricas, como 
Folklore Bctico-Extrenieno , que no he visto ni se 
que folklorista las conozca, y que al parecer no pub- 
licaron nada de importancia". FEE contains a 
number of important texts. 

T — M. F. Fernandez y Nunez, Folklore banezano, 
reprints from Rev. de Arch. Eib. y Museos 1914. 
Customs, festivals and folksongs. 

)( — A. Ferrer Ginart, Rondaies de Menorca, Ciuta- 
della, Fabregas 19 14. 

)( — Folklore catald, Barcelona 1884^ — 91, i — 6; new 
series 1895. 
— Folkore espanol. See BTPE. 
FRT — A. Fernandez de los Rios, Tesoro de cuentos 
Madrid, San Martin -1875. Of doubtful value. 

20 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90- 

f — G. Garcia-Arista y Rivera, Fruta dc Aragdn. 
Envio prhnero: Enverada. Envio segnndo: Escos- 
cada. Envio teirero: Abatollada. I have at hand 
Envio tercero : Abatollada. Cuentos, episodios, 
cuadros aragoneses, Madrid 1927, but I have 
found no folktales in it. 
)( — W. Giese, "Sobre el origen de un cuento popu- 
lar vasco" in Revisia internacioiial de cstudios 
vascos, 1923 XIV 535 — 6 and 1924 XV 191 — 3. 
— L. Giner Arivau, Contribuciou al folklore de 
Astitrias. Folklore de Proaza See BTPE VIII 
t — W. Grimm, "Spanische Marchen" in Zeitschrift 
fiir dentsches Altertmn, 1859 XI 210 — 15. Chiefly 
comments on Duran and Mila. 

HCVK — F. Caballero, Spanische Volkslieder tmd Volksreinie; 
spanische Volks- und Kindcr-nidrchen; einfache 
Blutheyi religiose r Poesie, nach den von F. Ca- 
ballero gesammelten Originalen in's Deutsche 
ubertragen von Wilhelm Hosaus, Paderborn, 
Schoningh 1862. 

HCWT — B. Henderson and C. Calvert, PVonder tales of 
ancient Spain, London, Allan 1924. The follo- 
wing letter from Mr Calvert, dated at London, 
November 28, [1928], explains very accurately 
the character of these tales. They fit in closely 
enough with the truly popular tales so that I 
believe it is wise to include them. "In answer 
to your enquiries, the Spanish Tales were based 
on memories of legends, heard in Spain during 
residence in that country. As this residence, 
unfortunately, dates back many years, the stories 
are not exact reproductions of legends, as told 
by the people themselves. We have, to the best 
of our ability, adhered to the general spirit of 

FFC 90 Bibliography. 

the originals, to the extent of our recollections, 
but we have deviated from these whenever we 
thought that, b)^ so doing, we could enhance 
the value of the narrative. With this end in 
view, we have used some license as to the 
settings we assigned to the various tales, ascribing 
them, somewhat arbitrarily, to this or that loca- 
lity, without strict regard to their actual place of 
origin. In fact, the stories, generally speaking, 
represent a fusion of traditions . . . We believe 
they are characteristic of the general Spanish type 
of popular legend . . ." 

— S. Hernandez de Soto, Cucntos popnlares de 
Extremadura, vol I. See BTPE X. 

— S. Hernandez de Soto, Cuentos dc Extremadura, 
vol III. M. R. Cox, Citiderclla, London 1893 P- 
315 in a note gives a few sentences from the 
text of a tale and names variants to be published 
in the above volume. See also BP II 53. 

HFB — D. Hergueta, "Folklore burgales" in Rcvista 
castellana, 1919 V nos 28 — 33; 58 — 61; 79 — 
85; 150- 8; 177 — 81. I saw nos 28 and 29, 
for January and February 1919, which contain 
two tales; und no 32, for May 1919, which 
contains none. I have not seen the other nos. 

— M. Jimenez 3' Hurtado, Cuentos espauoles conte- 
nidos en las producciones dramdtiras de Calderon 
de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, Alarcon y Moreto, 
Madrid, Suarez 1881. Like Buchanan, may yield 
an occasional parallel from the Spanish drama. 

JAF — Journal of American folklore. Contain texts cited 

from Dean. See under Dean, Comparative study . . . 

KDCS — F. Kriiger, El dialccto de San Cipridn de Saiiabria, 

Madrid, Hernando 1923 (Revista de filologia 

esp. Anejo IV) pp. iii — 117. 

22 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

t — E. Containine de Latour and R. Foulche-Delbosc^ 
Contes espagnols, trad, de . . . , Paris, Societe de 
publications Internationales 1889. Includes several 
Bask and Catalan legends. 
T — L. Leon Dominguez, Los cuentos de Andaliicia. 
Citeiitos popularcs y anecduticos . . . , Biblioteca 
iberica de folklore, n. d. 

LPEA — "Literatura popular erotica de Andalucia" in 
Krnptadia, Heilbronn 1884 II 223 — 51. One 
tale on p. 241. 

LRAC — A. de Llano Roza de Ampudia, Cuentos astnrianos, 
Madrid, Caro Raggio 1925. Reviewed by R. 
Riegler in Arcliivuni rontanicum 1926 X 298 — 
300 and J. S. in Bolelin del centra de estudios 
astnrianos, Oviedo 1925 II loi — 2. 

LRAF — A. de Llano Roza de Ampudia, Del folklore 
asluriano. Mitos, supersticiones, costumbres, Madrid, 
Voluntad 1922. Reviewed b}^ F. Kruger in 
Rcvista de filologia esp., 1924 XI 325 — 6; R. 
Riegler in Archivum roniain'aon, 1923 VII 236 
— 7 and X in Archivos del folk/ore cubano, 1924 
I 96. 

LRAL — A. de Llano Roza de Ampudia y de Valle, El 
libro de Caravia, Oviedo, Gutenberg 1919. Re- 
viewed by F. Kruger in Revista de filologia 
espauola, 1924 XI 325 — 6. 
LTP — M. A. de Lamothe, Legendes de tons pays. See 
N. Quepat "Moitie-de-coq (Conte du pays Mes- 
sin)" in Melusine 1878 I 180—2; note on p. 
182 says "M. A. de Lamothe a publiee dans 
ses Legendes de tons pays un conte espagnol 
(traduit de Caballero?) dans lequel il est question 
d'une moitie de poulet . . ." A summary of the 
tale follows. 

FFC 90 Bibliography. 23 

— A. Machado y Alvarez, Citcntos populares espa- 
fioles, anotados y comparados con los de otras 
colecciones de Portugal, Italia y Francia. See 
BTPE I 103 — 99. 
■\ — A. Machado y Alvarez, "II folklore spagnuolo" 
in Archivio per lo studio dellc tradizioni popolari, 
1882 I 137 — 9. 

* — J. Martinez Tornel, Ciicntos y cantares populares 

murcianos, 1892. 

)( — F. Martinez y Martinez, Folklore valenciano. 
Coses de la meita terra: La Marina, Valencia, 
first series 1912; second series 1920. 

)( — F. Maspons y Labros, Lo rondallayre. Ouentos 
populars Catalans, Barcelona, Verdaguer, first 
series 1871 ; second series 1872 ; third series 1875. 

)( — F. Maspons y Labros, Cuentos populars Catalans, 
Barcelona 1885. 
METS — J. Munoz Escamez, Fairy tales from Spain, 
London, Dent; and New York, Dutton [1913]. One 
tale on p. 106, and two more that display ana- 
logy on pp. 42 and 55. 

* — Microfilo [J A Torre], U)i capitulo de folklore 

guadalcanalense, Sevilla 1891. 
)( — M. Mila y Fontanals, Observaciones sobre la poesia 

popular, con ntuestras de romances catalanes 

ini'ditos, Barcelona 1853. Catalan tales. 
)( — M. Monteiro, Legends and popular tales of the 

Basque people, New York, Armstrong 1887. 
)( — P. Morales Cabrera, I. 0/^/i/os/»o/)z//rtr^5, Bayamon, 

Porto Rico, Progreso 1914. II. Ctientos criollos, 

San Juan, Porto Rico, Correspondencia 1925. 

Porto Rican. 
MPEL — R. Menendez Pidal, Estudios literarios, Madrid, 

Atenea 1920. Texts of inedited tales in articles 

24 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

on "El condenado por desconfiado" and "El 
convidado de piedra", pp. 93 ff. 

MPP — J. Menendez Pidal, Poesia popular, Madrid, Gar- 
cia 1885. Two tales in notes on pp. 341 — 2. 
MSTF — T. Maza Solano, "Temas de folklore regional" 
in Boletin de la biblioteca Menendez y Pelayo, 
Santander 1920 II 100 — i. Two tales. 
— E. de Olavarria y Huarte, El folklore de Madrid. 
See BTPE II 7 — 100. 
)( — E. Pardo Bazan, Folktale elements scattered 
through her works. She is, more or less, to 
Galicia what A, Trueba is to the Bask provinces 
and F. Caballero is to Andalusia. 
PMC — M. Polo y Pej'rolon, Manojico de cuentos,fdbulas, 
apologos, historietas, iradiciones y anccdotas, Va- 
lencia, Alufre 1895. 
)( — R. Ramirez de Arellano, Folklore portorriquefio. 
Cuentos y adivinanzas, Madrid 1928. 
RMCP — F. Rodriguez Marin, Cantos populares espauoles, 
Sevilla, Alvarez, 1882 — 2, 5 vols. One tale in 
I 395 = E 1879 segunda epoca, nos 1 and 2. 

RMQ — M. de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Ouijote, ed. F. 

Rodrigues Marin in Clasicos castelJanos, Madrid 

191 1. Sketch of one tale in II 45 note to line 

20 = ed. F. Rodriguez Marin, Rev. de arch., bib. 

y museos 1916 I 474 note to line 3. 
t — F, Rodrigues Marin, Chilidrinas, cuentos, articulos 

y otras bagatelas, Sevilla, Progreso 1905. 
t — F. Rodriguez Marin, Cinco cuentezuelos populares 

andaluces, Sevilla 1880. 
t — F. Rodriguez Marin, Misceldnea dc Andalucia, 

Madrid 1927. Contains „Juan del pueblo" (repr. 

from Sevilla 1882) with popular songs. 

FFC 90 Bibliography. 25 

RPZ — R. Riegler, „Die Prinzessin und die Zofe" in 
Neuere Sprachen 1927 XXXV 199. German transl. 
of LRAC no 37. 
RSLT — H. A. Reed, Spaiiish legtudi> and fraditioiis, 
Boston, Badger 191 4. Englisii transl. from 
BTPE I and II. 

)( — J. A. Saco y Arce, "Literatura popular de Galicia. 
Coleccion de coplas, villancicos, dialogos, ro- 
mances, cuentos y refranes gallegos" in Boktin 
de la comisioii provincial de nionuuicntos de Orense, 
1914 V nos 95, 96, 98; 1915 V no loi; 1920 
VI 243—7. 

)( — V. Said Armesto, La Icyenda dc Don Juan. Ori- 
genes pocticos de El burl ad or dc Scvilla y El 
convidado dc piedra, Madrid, Hernando 1908. 
Four tales from Orense in Galicia on pp. 45 — 53. 
See also for tales from Galicia ECPE no 10 and 
FA p. 105. 

)( — V. A. Salaverri, Cuentos del Rio dr la Plata, 
Hamburg, Bangert [1923]. 

)( — L. Salvator, Mdrchcn ans Mallorca, Wiirzburg & 
Leipzig, Woerl 1896. 

f — J. R. Sanchez, Cuentos dc mi patria, Madrid, 
Molina 1927. 

f — D. San Jose, Mentidcro de Madrid. l\'rdades y 
patrafias . . ., Madrid, Hispano-Alemana 191 4. 
See p. 195 "Why Love is blind". 
SCE — P. Sebillot, Contes cspagnols, Paris, Charavay 
Mantoux Martin [1900?] French transl. from 
BPS, BTPE, FA and Maspons y Labros, Ron- 
dallavre, 1871 — 5 and Cuentos popiilars Catalans, 
SCL — M. Soupey, Contes ct legcndcs d'Espagnc, Paris, 
Nathan 1925 (new ed.) Compare the detailed analy- 
ses of Mt 311 [nc] 1, SCL p. 9 with Mt 311 nc 2, 

26 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

BTPE II 25; Mt 313 an 2, BTPE I 187 with 
Mt 313 an 3, SCL p. 93; Mt 563 an i, CPA 
p. 45 with Mt 563 an 2, SCL p. 25; etc. If 
these are the sources of Soupey's Coutcs ct 
legcndcs d'Espague, it would have been better to 
acknowledge them in the work itself. These 
tales are of doubtful value. 

Y — G. Segovia, The Spanish fairy book, transl. by 
E. V. Quinn, New York, Stokes 1918. EvidentI}' 
these are literary inventions for children. 
SPE — Scinaiiario piiiforcsco cspanol, Madrid 1836—57, 
nos I — 22. Cited by BP. 
ST — C. Sellers, talcs from the lands of nuts and gra- 
pes (Spanish and Portuguese folklore), London, 
Field & Tuer 1888. 

)( — H. Suchier, "La fille sans mains" in Romania 
1 90 1 XXX 519. Text of a Catalan version. 
TCVM — A. de Trueba, Citcntos de vivos y mucrtos, 1879. 
Cited by BP. 

)( — P. C. Timothee, Citcntos popnlares, San Juan, 
Porto Rico -1923. Porto Rican. 
TLS — W. J. Thorns, Lays and legends of various na- 
tions: illustrative of their traditions, popular lite- 
rature, manners, customs and superstitions. Lays 
and legends of Spain, London, Cowie 1834. 

)( — A. de Trueba, V'arious works, as Cuetitos popn- 
lares de Vizcaya; Cncntos de madres c hi/os; 
Cuentos del ho gar; Cncntos de vivos y muertos ; 
Cuentos carnpesinos; Cuentos de color de rosa; 
Cuentos popnlares; Nuevos cuentos popidares; etc. 

)( — M. Ventosa, Ulises y Polifcmo en la cuentistica 
catalana, Barcelona 1910. 

f — B. Vigon, "Contribucion al folklore de Asturias. 
Folklore del mar' in Archivio per lo studio delle 

FFC 90 Bibliography. 27 

fradizioiii popolari, 1889 VIII 41 — 8; 313 — 321; 

)( — J. Vinson, Lc folklore du pays basqttc, Paris, 

Maisonneuve 1883. 

)( — J. Vinson, Notice bibliographiquc sur le folklore 
basque^ Paris, Maisonneuve and Leclerc 1884. 
WBVC — F. J. Wolf, "Beitrage zur spanischen Volkspoesie 
aus den Werken Fernan Caballeros" in Sitzungs- 
berichte der kaiserlichen Akadetnie der JVissen- 
schafteu, Philosophisch-historische Classe, Wien 
1859 XXXI 133—218. "Marchen" pp. 189—218. 
German transl. from various works of F. Caballero. 
WCPA — F. J. Wolf, "Anzeige" of CPA, in Jahrbnch fur 
roinanische mid englische Literatur, 1861 III 
209 — 37. German transl. of tales from CPA 
pp. 211, 214, 218 and 221. 

)( — W. Webster, Bask Legends, London 1877. 

t — y[.^\\\kov{\\w^AusdenHochgebirgenvon Granada. 
Natiirschildcrungen, Erlebnisse und Erinnerungen. 
Nebs/ granadinischen Volkssagen und Marchen, 
Wien 1882. Contains "Der Schatzberg. Marchen 
aus der Sierra Nevada"; but this is a Moorish 
legend ; otherwise, no tales. 
— P. de Xerica, Coleccion de cnentos, fdbulas, . . . de 
comedias espanolas, Burdeos 1831. Like Buchanan, 
may yield an occasional parallel from the Spanish 

)( — F. J. Wolf, "Proben portugiesischer und cata- 
lanischer Volksromanzen" in Sitzungsbcrichte der 
Wiener Akademie, 1856 XX 17 — 168. German 
transl. from Mila. 

1—299 Animal tale. 

1-99 Wild animal. 

/ — [6j] Fox — clever. 

1. an /. ECPE no 203: Mt 1 (Puts fox in saddlebag; 
fox eats sardines) + Mt 2. le /. ECPE no 202 
(Pears. Wolf is skinned ; pursues fox who leads him 
into brambles). 2. ECPE no 207: Mt i (Cheese) 
+ Mt 34. J. ECPE no 223: Mt i (Rolls) + Mt 2. 

2. an /. ECPE no 203: Mt i + Mt 2 (Fox ties basket 
to wolf's tail, throws stones into it and tells wolf it 
is filling with fish [K 1021.2]). [as] /. CFAC p. 233 
(Man ties basket to fox's tail, throws stones into it 
and tells fox it is filling with fish), le /. ECPE 
223: Mt I + Mt 2. oc 7. ECPE no 209 (Fox 
throws stones into basket on wolf's tail). 2. ECPE 
no 211: Mt 2 (Fox throws stones into basket on 
wolf's tail. Wolf is skinned) + Mt 50. 

3. Cf Mt =^=64. 

4. [as] I. CFAC p. 233. Cf Mt -'1424. 

5. nc 7. ECPE no 267 (Shepherd catches fox's tail as 
she dives into thicket. She tells him he is holding 
a bush. He lets go and she escapes). Cf Mt 124 
(ECPE no 257). 

6. oc 7. ECPE no 259 (Bittern in fox's mouth flatters 
fox into singing). Cf Mt 57 "A. 

9B. Cf Mt 1030 (LRAC no 42) and Mt 1537 '^A. 

FFC 90 1—299 Animal tale. 29 

15. an /. COAR p. 6 ^ CST p. 57 (Sweats hone3\ 
Smears it on paunch), as /. CFAC p. 169 (Sprinkles 
water for sweat). 2. LRAC no 164 (Simply con- 
fesses theft), le /. ECPE no 214 (Theft of lamb. 
Running nose as test). 

30 — 35 Rescue from pit. 

32. as /. CFAC p. 181: Mt 34 + Mt 32 (Bear rescues 
fox), le I. ECPE no 206: Mt 34 + Mt 32. 

34. Cf Mt 222, Mt ii4r- and Mt 1335. 

as /. CFAC p. 181: Mt 34 (Fox) + Mt 32. 2. LRAC 
no 165: Mt 34 (Wolf tries to drink well dry to get 
cheese) + Mt -64. le /. ECPE no 206: Mt 34 + 
Mt 32. 2. ECPE no 207: Mt i + Mt 34. oc /. ECPE 
no 201: Mt 34 (Wolf tries to drink well dry to get 
cheese [J 1 792.1]) + Mt 122 A + Mt 100. 

41. an /. ECPE no 205 (Chickenyard). 

47 "C. Fox ties one end of rope around wolf's neck and 
other end to horns of cow they intend to eat. Cow 
drags wolf to house where man skins it [K 1022.2]. 
ex /. ECPE no 208 = ECRC no 2. 

50. as /. LRAC no 174 (Sick bear). Cf M. Menendez 
y Pelayo, Origenes de la iwvcla, Madrid 19 15 IV 
143. oc /. ECPE no 211: Mt 2 + Mt 50. 2. ECPE 
no 210 (Fox leads ass to lion's den, but ass kicks 
fox who falls on lion's bed and is eaten by all the 
animals [K 1631]). 
*52. Lion decides to abandon lioness because she has bad 
odor. Ass, hog and fox are called in to decide. 
Ass decides she has. Lioness slaps him down. Hog 
decides she has not. Lion slaps him down. Fox 
pleads a bad cold and hence he cannot smell [J 811.1]. 
as I. LRAC no 163. 

30 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

[56 — 62 Fox and bird]. 

57. B. de Torres Naharro, "Coinedia Jacinta" in Propa- 
ladia, Madrid, Fe 1900, II 90, 

57 '''A. Fox threatens to destroy magpie's home unless 
given little ones. Bittern tells magpie to remind fox 
that scythe can cut but not fox's tail. Angry fox 
swallows bittern who has fox call to magpie. When 
fox opens mouth to call, bittern escapes [K 561]. 
le /. ECPE no 258. Cf I\It 6. 

60. Cf Mt 225 Introd. 

ex /. ECPE no 219: Mt 60 + Mt 225. 

61 'A. Fox catches cock. Cock escapes. Fox tempts 
cock who remains safely in tree, [as] /. CFAC 
P- 234. 

62. an /. ECPE no 225. as /. LRAC no 184 (Hunters 
■•64. Wolf drinks water to get cheese. Fox puts cork 
under wolf's tail to retain water, but pulls it out when 
the}- approach people. Water washes beans awa}- and 
wolf is beaten. Fox pretends to have been beaten 
too and has wolf carry her (cf Mt 3). Cf Mt 72. 
as /. LRAC no 165: Mt 34 + Mt ^64. 

\66 — 6g Fox not clever]. 

'•'66 A. Fox cannot reach grapes. Sa3-s they are green 
[J 870]. Cf Mt 275. le /. ECPE no 226. 
B. Fox falls into swollen river; sees there is no hope 
and consoles herself saying, "Anyway, I was going 
to Pravia. I have much to do there". She is car- 
ried off almost happy [J 863]. as /. CFAC p. 176. 

"69. Fox flees from forest fire. Hedgehog asks fox for 
farewell kiss, since it cannot run fast enough to 
escape. It seizes on fox's neck and forces fox to 
carry it to safet}- [K 566. ij. oc /. ECPE no 265. 

FFCgo 1—299 Animal tale. 31 

[jo — J4 Rabbit]. 

72. Cf Mt -^64. 

■''A. Rabbit entertains wolf with antics until his wife chan- 
ges to another hole. Wolf digs until he falls dead 
with fatigue [K 1061]. an /. ECPE no 215. 

"80. x'Vnimals dispute over beehive. Cf Mt 726 and Mt 

an /. ECPE no 270 (Badger sa3's, "I was 100 3^ears 
old when grama grass first grew". Crane says, "M}- 
daughter was 100 years old when grama grass first 
grew". Wolf sa3's, "1 am only 8 years old, but we 
shall see who gets the beehive" [J 1451]. as /. ECPE 
no 269 (Wolf says, "I am 200 years old". Fox 
says, "I was 200 years old when oaktree was born". 
Wolf says, "I am 11 years old, but neither of 3''ou 
will get the beehive"). [Logically the last state- 
ment should have been made by the bear], le /. ECPE 
no 268 (Bear, wolf and fo.x. Bear takes it). 

[Sj — 90 W7/c/ animal and object], 

100— [139] Wild and domestic animals. 

100. an /. ECPE no 204: Mt 122 A C + Mt 100 (Wolf 
as goat's guest), oc /. ECPE no 201 : Mt 34 + Mt 
122 A + Mt 100 (Wolf as goat's guest). 

103 'A. Old ass turned out by master meets bear or 
lion. They have various contests. Ass frightens his 
opponent with dung called cannonballs, or b}' braying. 
This marvellous animal is described to fox or wolf. 
Cf Mt 1060 — Mt II 14. 
an I. ECPE no 250. oc /. ECPE no 249. 

105. Libro de Jos gatos 40 (Knust, Jb. f. rom. Lit. 6, 31); 
see BP II 119. 

32 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

121. Cf Mt -'1703. oc /. ECPE no 255: Mt 130 + Mt 121 
(Wolves climb on top of one another into tree. Lizard 
jumps to ground and threatens to enter wolf's intesti- 
nes again. This wolf, at bottom, faints with fright 
and the others tumble down). 

122. New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXVII 137 no 17.1 
Porto Rico : Mason-Espinosa JAF XL 380 no 78 and 
381 no 79. 

A. Cf Mt 156 for thorn or nail in foot. 

Juan Manuel, Condc Lucanor no 12; see BP II 208. 

Efixemplos no 85 (Gayangos p. 467 b); see BP II 209. 

Cervantes, Don Quixote I ch 20 and Avellaneda's 

continuation ch 21; see BP II 209. 

an /. ECPE no 204: Mt 122 AC + Mt 100. as /. LRAC 

no 159. 2. CFAC p. 172. J. ECPE no 217 (Fox 

and cat). 4. LRAC no 162 (Fox and cat), j. CFAC 

p. 183 (Fox and cat) [as] 6. CFAC p. 235 (Wolf and 

goats), le /. ECPE no 199. oc /. ECPE no 200. 

2. ECPE no 201: Mt 34 + Mt 122 A + Mt 100. 

}. ECPE no 221 (Fox and cat). 4. ECPE no 213 

(Wolf and goats). 
C. an 7. ECPE no 204: Mt 122 A C + Mt 100 (Goat 

persuades wolf to sing). 

123. Cf Mt 333. 

124. an i . COAR p. 53 = CST p. 201 (Two sheep build 
house of branches and grass, youngest builds one 
of stone with iron prongs on door. Monster eats 
two elder, but throws self against iron prongs and 
dies), nc /. ECPE no 257 (Two hogs build houses 

* C. M. Dean, A comparative study of certain Spanish-Ame- 
rican folktales, M. A. Diss, Indiana University 1929 (unpublished) 
cites texts published in JAF from Guatemala, Mexico, New Mexico 
and Porto Rico of fifty types. I include these references under 
type headings without checking or attempting to analyze them. 

FFC 90 1—299 Animal tale. 33 

of straw, third of iron. Cf Mt 5). oc /. ECPE no 
212 (Wolf hurls self against hooks and dies). 

*127 A. Wolf induces goat to come down from cliff 
and devours it [K 825]. 

[Coined word repetition], as /. LRAC no 197. 
B. Goat refuses to come, as /. LRAC no 167. le /. 
ECPE no 216. 

*128. Goat eats in garden; cannot escape; is caught and 
beaten. Fox from cave says, "If your sense were 
as long as your beard, you would look for exits as 
well as entrances" [J 2146]. as /. LRAC no 166. 

*129. Sheep licks her newl3^born. Wolf says, "Such is 
bad conduct ; if I were to do that, they would say 
I was eating it" [J 1909.1]. as /. LRAC no 169. 
130. Cf Mt 155. Cf B. de Torres Naharro, "Comedia 
Trofea" in Propaladia, Madrid, Fe 1880, I 253 — 4. 
an /. COAR p. 55 = CST p. 204. le /. ECPE no 
256. 2. ECPE no 266. oc /. ECPE no 255: Mt 
130 + Mt 121. X /. FRT p. 136. 

*135. Fox is chased from chickencoop by dogs. 

A. Fleeing fox stumbles over violin or meets blind 
fiddler and says, "What a fine opportunity to dance 
if I had time!" [J 864]. as /. LRAC no 168. 
le /. ECPE no 224. 

B. Fleeing fox loses an e3'e in briars. Next day he 
returns and eats it and says that it tastes like chicken 
[J 2182]. as /. CFAC p. T75. 

C. Fox flees to cave, but her son refuses to protect her. 
She thanks her paws but not her tail for aid in 
escaping [J 2761]. Cf Mt 154. as /. CFAC p. 234. 

34 I^- S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

[140—149 Wild animal and bird]. 
150 — [175] Man and wild animal. 

[ijo — Tjj Advice]. 

154. Oxen are cursed. Lamb is promised to fox as reward. 
Bear pretends to be tree trunk. Man cuts off bear's 
head; takes fox to pen to choose lamb, but turns 
dogs on her. 

Disciplina clericalis no XXIV. Libro dc los ejemplos 
no CCCVII. as /. ECPE no 222. 2. CFAC p. 178 
(Promises hen and chicks to fox. Fox disguises as 
horrible monster. Bear pretends to be charcoal; is 
killed with axe. Dogs in bag). ^. LRAC no 176 
(Promises hen. Fox disguises in man's coat as hunter. 
Bear pretends to be wood. Fox converses with her 
members. Cf Mt *i35 C). 4. CFAC p. 177 (Dog 
and two chicks in bag. Fox flees to fence, but is 
attacked b}- dogs and beaten to death by woman). 
Cf Mt 155 for dogs in bag. 

155. Disciplina clericalis no VII. Libro dc los ejemplos 
no II. Calila y Dimna ch. IV no 10. 

Mexico: Radin-Espinosa JAF XXVII 392 no 2. New 
Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXVII 139 no 19. Porto 
Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XL 345 no 32; 364 no 56. 
Cf Mt *29o. 

an /. FA p. 319. Cf introd to Mt 130 + dog for 
fox's reward Mt 154. as /. LRAC no 171. Cf introd 
to Mt 130 + dog for fox's reward Mt 154. le /. ECPE 
no 264. 

156. Cf Mt 122 A. 

157. as /. LRAC no 170 (Bear meets shoemaker, tailor 
and finally blacksmith who seizes bear's nose with 
hot tongs, hammers bear's head, and pulls off nose 
and tail), oc /. ECPE no 261 (Meets shepherd, old 

FFCgo - 1—299 Animal tale. 35 

man and finally man who shoots lion). 2. ECPE 
no 262 (Meets boy, old man and finalh' hunter who 
shoots and stabs bear). 

\i6o — 164 Rescue]. 

*161. Farmer hides fox in basket from hunter; points at 
basket and says, "The fox just went over that hill" 
[K 2315]. as /. LRAC no 161. 

*165. Wolf steals sheep and is caught. Various hideous 
punishments arc suggested; but it is decided that 
marriage is the greatest punishment [K 583]. 
Cf Mt *i4io, Mt *i5i6 and Mt *i5i6 A. 
as /. LRAC no 192. 

*166. Wolf kills goats and deceives old woman; disguises 
as a man; beats ass until it gives white urine and 
tells old woman it is goatmilk. She discovers goats 
are gone; ties wolf in sack, but wolf induces cat to 
release him and he puts dishes into bag. Neighbors 
beat bag. 

Cf Mt 1477 and Mt 1539. 

as /. LRAC no 160: Mt *i66 + Mt 1535 V a. 
175. Cf Mt 650 and Mt 2017. 

Guatemala: Recinos JAF XXXI 472 no i; 473 
(another version). Mexico: Mechling JAF XXV 199; 
201 (another version); XXIX 547 no 2. New Mexico: 
Espinosa JAF XXIV 419 no y. Porto Rico: Mason- 
Espinosa JAF XL 333 no 17; 332 no 15; 328 no 9; 
336 no 21. 

[176—199 Man and domestic animal]. 
200—219 Domestic animal. 

*205. Why cocks crovv'. French invade Spain ; plunder 
and kill and especially attack children and cocks. 

36 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Since this time cocks sleep no longer than an hour 
at a time, and watch to warn their fellows [A 2421.6]. 
an /. WBYC p. 196 no 2. Wolf cites this tale from 
Relaciones. Justa y. Rufina, p. 289 — 40. 

*207. Cock tells ass to kick whenever a load is put upon 
him. Ass does so and ox is made to work in his 
stead. Ass tells ox of the trick. Ox tries it and 
ass is made to work. Ass tells ox latter is to be 
killed; so both go to work. Farmer asks them who 
was the originator of the mischief and they tell him 
it was cock. Farmer kills cock [K 1631]. 
Mexico: Boas-Arreola JAF XXXIII 13 no 3. 
nc I. ECPE no 260. 

*208. Duck persuades cock to cut off his crest and spurs. 
Cat attacks cock and duck cries, "Peace, gentlemen, 
peace!" [K 1065]. 
an /. COAR p. 61 = CST p. 172. 

[220-223 Social organization of animal and bird]. 

222. Mexico: Radin-Espinosa JAF XXVIII 390 no i. 

an /. ECPE no 248. as /. CFAC p. 167 (Cat in 
beehive. Bee seeks help from dog, goat, sheep, ox, 
hen and ass, but all are afraid of cat except ant who 
crawls through cat's fur and blinds cat), oc /. ECPE 
no 246. Cf Mt 34. 2. ECPE no 247. 

[224—242 Bird]. 

225. an /. ECPE no 220 (Jackdaw). Cf Mt 60. as /. LRAC 
no 172 (Bittern), ex /. ECPE no 219: Mt 60 + Mt 225. 
oc /. ECPE no 218 = ECRC no 3. 
*229. Wolf preys on sheep. Eagle warns shepherds. Crow 
rebukes eagle [J 715]. 
as /. CFAC p. 236. 

FFC 90 1—299 Animal tale. 37 

*243. Creation of the swallow. Child Jesus and other 
children make clay birds. Pharisee says this is sinful 
occupation on sabbath (Saturday). Jesus claps hands 
and birds fly away [A 191 7, A 1722]. When He 
died these birds put on mourning and have never 
taken it off [A 2221.2.5, ^^ 231 1.2.4]. ^n /. COAR 
p. 106. Cf Mt 750— Mt 849. 
A. Animals and birds proclaim the Passion of Christ. 
mu /. DCPM p. 231. See also DCPC p. 61 for speech 
of animals. 

'*244. Bird in borrowed feathers [J 265]. He has new 
clothes made; flies away in them without paying 
[K 233] and boasts before king. King eats him; he 
pecks in king's stomach ; king vomits and bird escapes 
[F 915]. He begs one feather from ever}^ bird and 
has the feathers glued on and is prettier than before. 
an I. COAR p. 48 = CCC p. 47 = CST p. 85. 

250-274 Fish 
[275—289 Reptile, batrachian and insect]. 

275. Race of fox and toad. Cf Mt 1074. as /. LRAC 
no 175. nc7.ECPEno23i. Cf Mt *66 A. oc /. ECPE 
no 230. 

*A. Race of fox, mouse or hare and toad or hedgehog. 
Toad stations one or more of its kind along the 
course. Cf Mt 1030 and Mt T074. an /. ECPE 
no 228: Mt *278 A + Mt 275 *A. 2. ECPE no 229: 
Mt *278 A + 275 *A. as /. LRAC no 173. oc /. ECPE 
no 227. 

*B. Race of wolf and bee. Other bees sting wolf under 
tail. While he chases them awa}', the bee wins. 
Cf Mt 1074. oc /. ECPE no 232. 
*278. Division of crops. Cf Mt 1030. 

38 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

A. Fox and toad, an /. ECPE no 228: Mt *278 A + 
Mt 275 *A. 2. ECPE no 229: Mt *278 A + Mt 275 *A. 

B. Fox and lark. Grayhound protects lark, an /. COAR 
p. 59 = CST p. 124. 

285. Libro de los enxemplos c. 2 (Ga3^angos, Escritores 
ant al s. XV p. 447); c. 134 (Ga3'angos p. 480); see 
BP II 461, 462. 
*A. Farmer feeds serpent so that it will not eat cattle^ 
Feeds it hot stone and it dies [K 951]. as /. LRAF 
p. 49. 2. LRAF p. 49 (It throws self into sea and 
stone cools), j. LRAF p. 49 (Friars feed serpent 
so it will not eat corpses. They feed it bread full 
of pins and it dies [K 951. i]. 
*B. Farmer sleeps under tree. Snake is about to crawl 
into his mouth. Nut drops from tree, wakens farmer 
who kills snake and eats nut [N 652]. as /. CFAC 
p. 236. 2. LRAC no 137 = LRAL p. 191. 

*287. Trade of toad's tail for mole's eyes. Since then both 
are so ugly that toad appears only at night and mole 
goes underground [A 2247.5, A 2378.1.4, A 2332 6.5, 
A 2378.2.7, A 2433.3.20, A 2433.3.21]. as /. CFAC 
p. 169. oc /. ECPE no 233: Mt *287 + Mt *288 A, 

*288. Vain or hasty toad. 

A. Toad violates frog. He tries to upset a cart but 
wheel mashes him. Frog cries, "What shall I do, 
neither married nor widow nor maiden and pregnant?" 
Toad in his last struggles cries, "But by a fine 
fellow!" [J 865]. en /. ECPE no 234. oc /. ECPE 
no 233: Mt *287 + Mt *288 A. 

B. Like Mt *288 A except that toad tries to jump across 
stream and falls in. ar /. ECPE no 239. oc /. ECPE. 
no 235. 2. ECPE no 236. 

C. Toad, blackbeetle or tortoise is three, seven or ten 
years ascending or descending steps or hill. On 
last step he falls and curses haste [X 938]. an /. ECPE. 

FFC 90 1—299 Animal tale. 39 

no 243. 2. ECPE no 244. le /. ECPE no 245. 
oc /. ECPE no 238. 2. ECPE no 240. j. ECPE 
no 241. 4. ECPE no 242. 

[290—299 Man and reptile, batrachian, insect]. 

[290 — 2C)4 Ingratitude of serpent]. 

*290. Libro lie ios ejempios, no CCXLVI. 

Shepherd feeds snake and cares for it. He returns 
after absence and stoops to caress snake. It coils 
around his neck and chokes him. Cf Mt 155. 
as /. LRAC no 50 = LRAL p. 190. According to 
Llano Roza de Ampudia, Breuil says he has collected 
variants of this tale in Almeria, Caceres, Madrid and 

300—1199 I Magic and religious tale, novelle 
and stupid ogre tale|. 

300—749 Magic. 

J 00 — jgg Supernatural adversary. 

3oo — 359 Ogre, giant, dragon, devil, kobold, etc. 


300. I *h Dogs are given to him by old man [B 31 2.1]. 
IV *h Youth has princess hide behind mirror. Dra- 
gon sees apparent opponent in mirror ; attacks 
and breaks mirror to pieces. Seeing reflections, 
thinks he is broken to pieces [K 1052]. Youth 
kills him. 
V *c Hero pulls dragon into town tied to horse's tail. 
VI *f King turns loose doves which must be brought 
back by impostor, who catches them by means 
of a whistle. 
Porto Rico : Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVI 1 1 529 no 3 ; 

600 no 10; XXXIX 231 no 15. 
an /. FA p. 357: I a b (mother) d e, II a b, III b, 
IV f, V a b, VI *f, VII a c, VI c d. 2. ECPE no 
157: I c b d *h, II a b, III b, IV f, V a b, VII a b 
(Impostor's food) c e. j. COAR p. 11 = HCVK p. 175 
= SPE 1850 p. 242 = CST p. 29: Mt 303 I a (Also 
two to sow and two spears grow in garden) + Mt 300 
IV *h, V *c + Mt 303 Hid (Falls through trap door), 
I V b c, V a. ex 7. BTPE X 249 : I c b d, 1 1 a b, II I b, 
IV f, V a b, VI e, VII a b (Impostor's food) c, 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 41 

VI c d. 2. BTPE X 258 = ETE p. 1 17 : I d e, II a 
b, III b, IV f, V a b, VII a b (All the food for the 
banquet) c d, VI c d. le /. ECPE no 139 : Mt 303 I a 
(Also two pieces in dungheap from which grow two 
swords) II *c + Mt 300 V a b, VI a, VII a c + Mt 
303 III d (Becomes enchanted), IV a b c, V a b c 
(Witch revives him). 
301. Cf Mt 550 and Mt 551. 

IV *c Hero induces demon to restore princess to her 

kingdom b}^ promising to return demon's ear, 

V *f Hero escapes b}' means of magic horses 

[B181.6]; or *g elf's ear. 
VI *g Hero secures water to cure king's blindness, 
but turns it over to his two brothers for two 
golden pears. Cf Mt 513 III i; also Mt 590 V. 
*h Secures lion's milk for deafness, but turns 
it over to brothers for one ear from each. Cf Mt 
513 III i; also Mt 590 11 d. *i Conquers foe, 
but turns over banners to brothers for permission 
to brand them. Cf Mt 513 III j. *] Kills one 
about to marry princess and marries her himself. 
Has dwarf [F 495.3.1] bring him more riches 
and finer palace than king's. *k Princesses 
touch forbidden apple and are swallowed up by 
earth [C 621]. *1 Marries princess but she is 
so mean he forces devil to take her back as 
ransom for ear [T 256]. 
A. Duran, Romaticero general, in Bib. de aut. esp. 
XVI nos 1263 and 1264; see BP II 305. 

A. X /. BPS p. 24: HI a (Three princesses placed by 
father in enchanted palace) b, IV a (Gets hairs from 
magic horses' tails) b, V a *f, VI a b f (Necklace) 

B. VI Cf Mt 750 A I a *c (LRAF pp. 19 and 21). 
an /. CPA p. 51 = WBVC p. 209 = SPE 1852 

42 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

p. 165 = CST p. 88: II a b f, IV a, V b, VI *1. 
DC /. ECPE no 135: I a, II a b (Cave) f, IV a b, 

V a b, VI *j *k. oc /. ECPE no 133: I a, II a c, 
IV a b, V a b, VI f (Golden ball) + Mt 326 *A, 
2. ECPE no 134 : I a, II a b (Elf gives him one ear) c, 
IV a (With club he rescues princess from giant) b, 

V a *g, VI d. X /. BPS p. 148 = SCE p. 33: 

II a (Four companions) c, IV a (Defeats demon and 
cuts off one ear) *c, VI *1. 

302. II *e Enchanted princess sleeps with ^'outh. He strikes 
match to see her. Must seek her. Cf Mt 425 III c^. 
an I. ECPE no 142: II *e d, la, III. as /. LRAC 
no 14: Mt 303 I a (Caught siren. Plants two under 
orange tree which grow to be two spears) II a, (Spear), 

III ad (Is enchanted) + Mt 302 II d, III, + Mt 303 V a. 
2. LRAC no 2: II *e b, I a. III. le /. ECPE no 141 : 
I a, II a b, III. 2. KDCS no I: II a (Father must bring 
giant first thing he encounters on arriving home), 
I a (Gives meat to animals d3ang of hunger), II b d. III. 

*A. Eldest son pra^-'s for deceased father. Ceiling, floor 
and walls begin to knock against one another. He 
is frightened and quits. Same thing happens to 
second son. Youngest son prays until he has finished 
[H 1455]. Insect puts out his lantern. He searches 
for light and meets robbers. Shows his superior 
strength and becomes their captain. Frees muleteers 
captured bv robbers. Cuts off robbers' heads one 
by one as they steal in palace. (Cf Mt 956). Takes 
ring and piece of dress from sleeping princess and 
wins her by presenting them [H 125. i]. Magician 
takes her. She tells husband secret of enchantment: 
black salt. He obtains cap which renders wearer 
invisible [D 1361.2] and speed slippers [D 1521]. 
Visits sun, moon, air [F 10] ; carried by fish [B 551.2]. 
Slays sevenheaded serpent [B 15. 1.6] and takes out 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 43 

its heart which he throws in magician's face [D 1402.2]. 
Wife applies black salt; and all are freed, an /. ECPE 
no 156. 
303. II *c Youth leaves water which will become blood 
or turbid if any ill befalls him. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 600 

no 10; XXXIX 227 no 15; 249 no t8. 
an /. COAR p. 11 = HCVK p. 175 = SPE 1850 
p. 242 = CST p. 29 : Mt 303 I a (Also two to sow and 
two spears grow in garden) + Mt 300 IV *h, V *c + 
Mt 303 III d (Falls through trap door), IV b c, V a. 
as T. LRAC no 14: Mt 303 I a (Caught siren. Plants 
two under orange tree which grow to be two spears), 

II a (Spear), Iliad (Is enchanted) + Mt 302 II d, 

III +Mt303 Va. le /. ECPE no 139: Mt 303 I a (Also 
two pieces in dungheap from which grow two 
swords) II *c + Mt 300 V a b, VI a, VII a c + Mt 
303 III d (Is enchanted), IV a b c, V a b c (Revives 
him), oc /. ECPE no 151: II *c, III d (Killed), V 
(Boy's lion kills witch). 

306 *A. Girl elopes with wrong man. Each night someone 
must sleep with the princess and next morning is 
found dead. Girl volunteers. Dwarf comes and 
sticks pins behind princess' ear (Cf Mt 408 III a and 
Mt 425 V *d). He spares girl's life till dawn at 
request of princess. Girl follows dwarf and sees 
him throwing papers into pot. He goes to sleep 
and she pours pot's contents over him and burns 
him to death. Removes pins from princess and saves 
her. Girl's old sweetheart marries her. Cf Mt ^435. 
as /. LRAC no 18 (and variant on fol. p.). 

311. I b*^ The}' are commanded to eat a black hand. 

IV a Cf Mt 327 I f. 

Rico Franco (Wolf & Hofman, Priinavera, 2, 119); 
see BP I 410. 

44 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa J AF XXXVII 321 no 30. 
an /. FA p. 309: I a b*3 II, III a b, VI (Youngest 
sticks pin in ogre's head and kills him), as /. CTA 
p. 25 : I a b c, II, VI (Youngest sends call for help 
by dove to her father who slays ogre), [nc] /. SCL 
p. 9: I a b, II, I c (Stone becomes red), lilac (For 
love of 3'oungest, ogre revives two elder sisters and 
restores all three to their father). 2. BTPE II 25 = 
RSLT p. 23: I a b c, II, Iliac (For love of 
youngest, ogre revives sisters). 

*A. Man accompanies stranger; sees candles and remarks 
that one is almost out. "You will be out sooner", 
candle replies [E 742]. Stranger has man kill horse, 
make sack of its skin and fill sack with gold. Man 
sa3's he sees onh' bones. He descends through hole 
into palace and meets old lady who gives him keys, 
forbidding him onl}' to look into one room. He does 
so and discovers enchanted prince and princess. 
Following their instructions, he offers to pick fleas 
from old lad3''s head, sticks pin in her head and 
kills her [K 871] (Cf Mt 408 HI a and Mt 425 V *d). 
He frees prince and princess who take him to their 
palace to live. He kills stranger who misled him. 
an /. FA p. 401. 

*B. Singing bag. Girl returns to well, river or fountain 
for necklace, earrings or ring she left there. Man 
seizes her, puts her into bag and makes her sing. 
He derives income from exhibiting the „singing bag". 
He comes to girl's home. Her mother or sisters 
recognize her voice and while man is asleep or drunk 
they take her out and put in a cat or dog. Man 
opens sack to punish girl for not singing and cat 
or dog jumps out into his face and bites and scratches 
him [K 526.1]. Cf Mt 1655 (LRAC no 47). 

FFCgo -300—749 Magic tale. 45 

an /. COAR p. 72 = CST p. 53. as /. CTx\ p. 55. 
oc /. ECPE no 41. 
313. I a*^ Prince promises to marry magicians's daughter 

and repay money borrowed from magician after 

one 3'ear. During the year prince is granted 

power to win [N 221]. a*- Receives winning 

cards under promise to return them in a year. 

*d Directed by letter. *e Taken b}- horseman. 

*f By eagle. *g Boy quarrels with sweetheart 

and goes to devil's castle. 
1 1 d Cf Mt 854. *e Devil attempts to kill boy by 

touch, wine, flowers, bear, "cross", or taming 

Ill c Cf Mt 314 IV and 327 111 b. *e Devil stabs 

V b Cf Mt 425 IV f and 940. g Cf Mt 706 *B 

VI Cf Mt 425 V *b. 
Mexico: Mason JAF XXVII 174 no 12. Porto Rico: 

Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXIX 350 no 38. 
an /. ECPE no 122: lab, lib (Fruit, mill, ring) 
d, III a c, IV, V g (He hears her soliloquy and 
remembers). 2. BTPE I 187 = SCE p. 129: Mt 313 

I a + Mt 506 I a b + Mt 313 lb, lib (Mountain, fruit, 
cover) c *e d, III a c, IV, V b. j (an or ex). SCL 
p. 93: Mt 313 I a + Mt 506 I a b + Mt 313 I b, II b 
(Mountain, fruit, ring) c *e d, III a c, IV, V g (Finds 
her feathers and remembers. Goes to g3'psy and 
recognizes her), as /. LRAC no 24: I a*- *f b, 

II b (Wheat, vines) c *e b (Ring) d, III e b, IV, 
V b. 2. LRAC no 24 (Version 2): I a*'^ *f b, II b 
(Wheat, vines) c *e b (Ring) d, III a *e b c, IV, VI. 
3. LRAL p. 17T = LRAF p. 18: Mt 750 A I a *c 
+ Mt 313 VI. ex /. BTPE X 48 = ETE p. 159: 
I a*^ *f, II (Mountain, wheat) *e b (Ring) c d, 

46 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

III a b c, IV, V g (Puppet show). 2. BTPE X 63: 

I a b, II b (Wheat, vines, ring) c, III a b c, IV, 
V e. 7. SCL p. 93: see Mt 313 an 3. 4. BTPE 
X 76: I a *f , 1 1 b (Ring, plowing, castle) c, III a b, 
IV, V g (She reminds him and touches him with 
wand), le /. KDCS p. 112 no II: I a (Poor man 
sells his soul to Devil for mone}') b, II b (Vineyard 
and ring) c d (Missing finger), III *e c b, IV, V g 
(Dolls' conversation). 2. ECPE no 125: I a *f b, 

I I *e b (Mountain, wheat, ring) c, III a c b, IV. 
PC /. ECPE no 123: I *g, II b (Vine5^ard, wheat, 
tree, ring) c *e. Ill a *e c b, IV, V g (He is remin- 
ded by her deformed finger). 

A. an /. COAR p. 90 = CST p. 185: I *d. 1 1 *e. 2. FA 
p. 457: I *e, II be *e. ex /. BTPE X 90 = ETE 
p. 93: Mt3i3 II b (Wheat, ring) c *e. Ill c + Mt 408, 

I I I a (But girl dodges and escapes, and witch becomes 
beautiful lad}- and gives her a rod of virtue) + Mt 313 
IV, V b. oc /. ECPE no 124: I *f b, II *e b 
(Wheat, vineyard, ring) c, 1 1 1 b c *e. x /. HCWT 
p. 204 : I *f c (Butterfly), 1 1 b (Mountain, taming 
horse, ring) c d, III a b c, IV, V g (Puppets). 

314. Cf Mt 560* A. 

IV Cf Mt 327 III b and Mt 313 III c. 

316. IV *a With animal helpers [B 540] he rescues wife 
[R 128] from a mermaid [B 81]. 
an /. BTPE I 183: I, II, III b, IV *a. x /. HCWT 
p. 50: I, II, III b, IV *a. 

325. II *b Near end of 3'ear boy becomes dove, flies home 
secretl}- and warns parents that magician will turn 
students into doves and throw them grain, but boy 
will not eat and will jump over others; thus parents 
will be able to recognize him. *c As parent goes 
to fetch son, he meets old woman who tells him that 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 47 

when he arrives black dogs will bark at him and one 

that comes nearest will be his son [H 161]. 

Cf Mt *746. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXIX 325 no 

47; 339 no 24; 333 no 19. 
as I. LRAC no 10: I a (Mother) b, II *b, III ab, 
IV a b c. 2. LRAC no 11: I a b, II *c, III a b, 
IV a b c. 

*A. Marquis studies with devil [D 171 i.i]. Every day 
devil lifts a plank and a text appears written on 
the Crimson Rock [F 807.1]. Marquis comes to 
know more than his master, who becomes jealous, 
and lets a plank fall on marquis in attempt to kill 
him [H 1542]. But marquis is suspecting and jumps 
aside so that the plank catches only his shadow 
[K 526.1]; and so he remains without a shadow 
[F 1038]. an /. CPA; p. 45 = WCPA p. 211: Mt 
325 *A + Mt 563, I a c (Purse) b (Tablecloth) d, 
II a *e. 
326. II *j He eats and drinks from skulls [H 1434]. 
*k He spends the night in a church and beats or 
kills the priest or sacristan dressed like a ghost to 
frighten him [K 1682]. 

New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXIV 428 no 10. 
DC /. ECPE no 137: I, II *j e, III. oc /. ECPE 
no 136: I, II *k c e III. 2. ECPE no 138: I, II 
*k e a. 

*A. Poor soldier spends night in haunted house to earn 
reward offered. He is not afraid of the dragging 
chains, falling] members, etc. He releases soul in 
punishment b}^ giving its illgotten gains to charity 
[E 413. i]. He may keep part of the revealed 
treasure for himself, an /. CPA p. 73 (Cf Mt 760 *C): 
Mt 326 *A + Mt 330 B. as /. CTA p. 89. 
2. LRAC no 5 : Mt 326 *A + Mt 566 lab (Belt) 

48 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

*e c (Quilt), II *c, III (Pears and peaches), IV a b. 
2. LRAC no 113. oc /. ECPE no 133: Mt 301 B 
I a, II a c, IV a b, V a b, VI f (Golden ball) + 
Mt 326 *A. 
*B. Boy dies of fear. [A fair opposite to "Juan sin 
miedo"]. [ar] /. PMC p. loi. 
327. I c*^ Sister eats figs brother throws down, f Cf Mt 

31 1 IV a. 
Ill b Cf Mt 314 IV and Mt 313 III c. 
*IV After ogre is burned, two hunting dogs appear. 

[B 421]. They save boy when hunters attempt 

to kill him [B 524]. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 594 no 

10; XXXIX 324 no 14; 325 no 15; 330 no 18; 

274 no 21 ; 346 no 31. 

A. ex I. BTPE X 271: I a b 0*^ d, II a b (Mouse's 
tail) d (Ogre), *IV. 

B. Cf Mt 1 120. 

*D. Two brothers leave home. A bird carries off sister's 
necklace or ring [N 355], telling her she can find 
it at her brothers' house. After wandering she arrives, 
puts their house in order and hides [N 831]. On 
third day they discover her. She keeps house for 
them. One day her fire goes out and she goes to 
neighboring ogre or witch for fire. Witch kills her 
own daughter by mistake because girl sleeps on 
wrong side of bed ; or she must let ogre suck her 
finger and she grows thin. Brothers catch ogre in 
a trap and bury him. A cabbage grows there. Bro- 
thers eat it and become oxen. Cf Mt *453. as /. CTA 
p. 60: Mt 327 *D + Mt 408 III a b, IV *b. oc /. 
ECPE no 114: Mt 327 *D + Mt 408 II *d. III a 
(Servant girl sticks pin in her head) b c, IV *b. 

*E. Small bov stravs to house of old woman who gives 
him bread and puts him to bed. He sees her pre- 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 49 

paring fire and men entering with jewels, money and 
papers [G 401]. He escapes through the window. 
He brings police who shove her into the oven and 
take the robbers to jail, as /. CTA p. 191. 
*F. Boy goes to twofaced man [F 530] and is trapped 
in his cage with other boys. Helpful squiiTels make 
gap and boys escape [B 431.3, B 544]. Eagle carries 
man into sky and drops him, dashing him to pieces 
on rocks [Q 416]. x /. METS p. 55. 
328 *A. Brothers in bed with giant's daughters. Youngest 
has them change places or caps with the girls and 
the giant kills his own daughters. Jealous older 
brothers tell father youngest is very friendly with 
giant or has said he would bring giant's bird, horse 
or ass, and giant himself [H 912]. Youngest brings 
the things named [L 13]. Brothers' malice revealed 
[K 221 1]. Father banishes them [Q 431]. as /. BTPE 
VHI i82 = SCE p. 83. 2. LRAC no 43. 
330. \\ *f Stairs to which Devil sticks [D 11 44]. *g Gun 
which will always be loaded [D 1 096.1]. *h Stick 
which will beat an3^one he desires [D 1401.1]. 
*i Sack of gold retaining at will any hand thrust 
into it [D 1412.1]. *j Forge with all necessary 
implements. *k Gains livelihood by compelling 
food, etc. to enter sack [D 1661, D 1193]. 
IV *d St. Peter refuses him admission because he 
sold his soul to the Devil [M 2 1 1] . *e Gates of Hell 
" are shut in his face by frightened Devil. *f Tosses 

his hat inside; goes in after it and stays. *g He is 
admitted in reward for his hospitality to Christ and 
Apostles. *h St. Peter leaves his chair to admit a 
soul. Soldier sits in it. On returning St. Peter tells 
him to enter [K 2374]. *i Christ tells St. Peter 
to put him behind the door; or he is simply admit- 
ted. *j He orders St. Peter into bag and enters. 

50 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Guatemala: Recinos JAF XXXI 478 Historia de I'edro 
de Ordimales. Mexico: Mason JAF XXVII 163 no 6. 
New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXIV 430 no 11; XXVII 
128 no 12; 128 no 13. Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa 
JAF XXXIX 285 no 21; XXXV 55 Pedro se come 
las pajarillas del cabro : el muerto en el arbol; XXXIX 
365 no 58; 369 no 63; 359 no 51. 
an /. F. Caballero, Clemencia (German) p. 362; cf 
F. Wolf, Sitzungsber. der Wiener Akad. 31, 184 
(1859) Christ, St. Peter and the Player, and R. Kohler, 
Aufsatze 1894 p. 63; see BP II 181. 

A. [ar] /. PMC p. 153: I, II b c d, III a, IV a *d *g. 
as /. CTA p. loi: I, II *g, III a, IV *d *e *f. 
2. LRAC no 46: II b (Old lady) c, III a. j. LRAC 
no 118: Mt 785 + Mt 330 A II b (Soldier) *g e *h, 

III b, IV *e *h. oc /. ECPE no 168: Mt 785 + 
iMt 330 A II b (Soldier) d *i c *j, III a b, IV *e *i. 
2. ECPE no 169: Mt 785 + Mt 330 A, II b (Soldier) 
*h d c, III a, IV a *i. 

B. an /. CPA p. 73 = SPE 1852 p. 53 = WBVC p. 
202 ^ CPE p. 18: Mt 326 *A + Mt 330 B II e. Ill b, 

IV *e *i. 2. ECPE no 171: II e *k. Ill b (Returns). 

331. Cf Mt *34o. 

332. I *c Poor man shows Death hospitalit}' [Z 117]. 

*d He accepts Death's proposal to become a 
doctor [Z 118]. *e Devil promises to help boy 
as doctor to gain mone}' to go to seminary. 
In return, bo}^ must promise not to conjure 
Devil out of people after he becomes priest, and 
to warn Devil if his wife is looking for him 
[M 218]. 

III *c He causes Devil to flee b}- telling him that 

his wife is looking for him [T 251]. 

IV *c Death carries him off when his "house" (body) 

goes to pieces [Z no]. 

JFFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 

*V Friends detei-mine to play a joke on the "doctor". 

One feigns sickness. Doctor predicts death and 

he really does die [K 1819, M 346]. 
an I. CPA p. 80 = SPE 1850 p. 357 = WBVC p. 
198 = HCVK p. 147 = CST p. 162: I *c *d, II a, 
*V, IV *c. Cf X I. BPS p. 123. as /. LRAC no 
20: 1 *d, II a, *V. 2. LRAC no 25: Mt 1180 + Mt 
*ii95 + Mt 332 I *e, II a, III *c. x /. BPS p. 
123: I *c *d, II a, *\', IV *c. [Probabh- based on 
an I. CPA p. 80]. 
-333. 1 *c Three girls, grandmother, carter go to pantiy 

or cave and are eaten by wolf or glutton. 
II *d Wasp or ant stings or bites monster, forcing it 

to give up its victims, and chases it away. 
Cf Mt 123. 

an /. COAR p. 50 = CCPA p. 281 = CST p. 198: 
I a c (They flee to garret), II *d. le /. ECPE no 
251: I *c, II *d. nc /. ECPE no 252: I *c, II *d. 
*'340. Devil's motherinlaw. Exasperated mother wishes her 
lazy daughter may marry the Devil. A handsome 
stranger appears and marries her [C 1 2.4.1]. He is 
suspected of being the Devil. On bridal night mother 
has daughter close all openings to bridal chamber 
except ke3'hole, and has her sprinkle husband with 
hoi}" water or beat him with blest olive branch, 
saying this will insure his fidelity [D 1355.8], or that 
wife will be boss [D 1359.1.1]^. He is really the Devil 
and flees through keyhole but mother catches him in 
flask as he comes out. For years peace reigns on 
earth while Devil is prisoner in flask. Finalh' a 
soldier releases him. Tlie}^ agree Devil will enter 
princess and make her sick; soldier will pose as 
doctor, Devil will leave and king will reward soldier 
for the "cure" [K 1955]. Devil refuses to leave 
until soldier frightens him awa}' by saying that his 

52 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

inotherinlaw is coming. Or by cutting off a piece 
of Devil's tail and threatening to take it to mother- 
inlaw is soldier able to induce him to pa\' reward. 
Cf Mt 331. 

an /. CPA p. 86 = ASEB p. 145 = CPE p. 12 = 
HCVK p. 158 = WCPA p. 221 = CST p. 107. [an] 2. 
SCL p. 57. as /. CTA p. to8. x /. HCWT p. 93. 
*A. Girl wishes to marry a man whose teeth shine. Such 
a man appears and they marry. He takes her to 
his palace, and when he removes his hat she notices 
that he has two horns. She bars herself in room, 
sends one dog to mother for help and puts other 
dog on lookout. Devil finally battles his wa}' into 
the room, but just then mother, neighbors and priests 
with cross come and Devil disappears, as /. CTA p. 20. 
*345. Christ and Apostles are shown hospitality b}' wood- 
man. He is granted a wish [O 451, Q 142], and asks 
that he ma}' always win at cards [N 221]. He lives and 
dies peacefull}'. On way to Heaven he stops b}' 
house of wicked, d3'ing notary and wins notary's 
soul from Devil in card game [E 756]. St. Peter 
does not wish to admit notary, but woodman recalls 
his hospitality and obtains notary's entrance, x /. 
BPS p. 254. 
361. Cf Mt *i5i6. 

366. nc /. ECPE no 160 (Wife digs up dead man and 
steals his entrails). 

400 — 4)g Supernatural or enchanted husband, 
zi'ife, or other relative. 

400 — 424 Wife. 

Cf .Mt *449. 
400 *A. Concealed fisherman sees girl become swan and 
fh- to a ship where she again becomes a girl [D 361.1]. 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 53 

He discovers he is dressed in fine clothes. His 
friends do not recognize him and he is unable to 
speak. He comes to a garden where he sees her. 
The same ship takes him to same beach where he 
first saw her. She tells him a stranger has entered 
garden and trodden on dove's wing and broken it. 
He should cut out girl's heart and throw her body 
into sea and steep bird in her blood [D 766.2]. He 
refuses, and returns to garden, taking bird with him. 
It disappears. Girl warns him she is in power of 
magician gardener. When gardener tells fisherman 
about seven birds, he should tell gardener of seven 
wives who are waiting outside. Gardner promises 
to release girl if fisherman will induce spirits of his 
seven wives to seek their graves again [E 440]. 
The}^ marry, [as] /, ST p. 133. 
*B. Father advises three sons never to serve man with 
red beard. One meets man with red beard but refuses 
to serve him and tells reason [J 2355]. Man d3'es 
beard black [K 1822]. He lets boy down into hole 
to get treasure, but pulls boy only part way up and 
lets him drop [K 1931.1]. Same happens to second. 
Third does not attempt to ascend on rope. He finds 
brothers' bones [L 13]. He serves a giant who 
forbids him to enter one room. He does and finds 
fountain. Three doves come to bathe. Giant promises 
not to punish him and he confesses that he entered 
the room. Giant tells him to return next day and 
pluck feather from one he likes best, but never 
afterwards to show her the feather. Boy marries her, 
and gives feather to his mother to keep. She shows 
it to girl who takes it, becomes dove and flies away. 
Boy swears never to take hair from his face nor 
shirt from his body until he finds her [M 125]. 
Three giants [N 883] each give him a nut [D 985]. 

54 R- S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

He passes water, fire and nails. From first nut 
comes palace [D 461. i]. He gives it to witches as 
bribe to sleep with girl [T 451], but the}' give him 
drugs [K 675]. They forbid him to enter one room 
[C 611]. He enters and finds girl. She warns him 
not to take their drink. He refuses to take it. She 
has him break hall lamp into seven pieces with black 
stone, thus freeing her [D 789.2]. as /. LRAC no 7. 

402. Compare the Spanish proverb "Echar la pluma al 
aire y ver donde cae"': see BP II 38. 

as /. LRAC no 8. 

403. V *c Girl saves self from drowning. She combs her 

hair and collects pearls that fall out [D 1454] 
until she has enough to buy palace opposite to 
king's, and more beautiful than his. 
VI *b Lark informs girl her brother is buried. Ser- 
vants tell prince of this scene and true bride 
is revealed. Cf Mt 707 IV b. 
Cf Mt *445 B. 

an /. ECPE no 1 13 : III b, IV b c d, (Half buried 
and chained), V *c, VI *b c. 
405 *A. Rich man has daughter enchanted [S 11, D 5] 
because she loves poor bov [T 23]. She is guarded 
by serpent [B 491, B 576.1] in cave [R 45]. Boy gains 
honor at war and is ennobled. Shepherd [N 841] 
tells him to free girl he should come on St. John's 
Day, laden with relics and kill serpent with lanceblow 
in neck. He does so, they marry, and he rewards 
shepherd, as /. LRAF p. 85. (Variant in note on 
p. 87). 
408. I *b Prince sets out to seek a wife. 

1 1 *d He meets a girl and takes her to marry. 
Ill a A kitchen maid sees the princess' reflection in 
a pond, and sticks a pin in her head, b Prin- 

FFCgo 300—749 Magic tale. 55 

cess becomes a dove. Cf Mt 425 V *d, Mt 306 

*A, and Mt 311 *A. 
IV *b Heroine comes to the palace, pin is removed 

from her head, and she regains human form. 

Cf Mt 425 V *d. 
Cf Mt T141* (in Thompson's "Types not included"). 
S. de la Selva's article on Duran's recasting of the 
tale from the Pentamcrone under the title: Leyenda 
de las trcs toronjas del vergel de amor, Madrid 1858, 
8; see WBVC p. 190 — 1. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 540 no 

4; XXXIX 246 no 18. ■ 
an /. SCL p. 38: I *b, II a b c. III a b c, IV *b. 
as /. LRAC no 3 (version i): II a b c, III a b c, 
IV *b. 2. LRAC no 3 (version 2): II a (He is helped 
bv a man) b c. Ill a b c, IV *b. j. CTA p. 60: 
Mt 327 *D + Mt 408 III a b, IV *b. ex /. BTPE 
X 25: II *d. Ill a b c, IV *b. 2. BTPE X 31: 
II *d, III a b c, IV *b. (Cf Mt 450 Introd). 3. 
BTPE X 39: I *b, II a b c, III a b c, IV *b. ^. 
BTPE X 90 = ETE p. 93: Mt 313 A 11 b (Wheat 
and ring) c *e. III c + Mt 408 a (But girl dodges 
and escapes; and witch becomes beautiful lady and 
gives her a rod of virtue.) + Mt 313 A IV, V b. 
DC /. BTPE II 82 = SCE p. 27 = RSLT p. 13: 
II *d, III a b c, IV *b. 2. ECPE no 120: I *b, 

II b (He finds three oranges) c. III a b c, IV *b. 
j. ECPE no 121: I *b, I! b (He sees three oranges 
reflected in fountain) c (From first comes a comb; 
second, a mirror; third, a girl), III a b c, IV *b. 
oc /. ECPE no 114: Mt 327 *D + Mt 408 II *d, 

III a b c, IV *b. X 7. HCWT p. 71: I *b, II a b c. 
2. HCWT p. 141: II *d. III a b c, IV *b. 

*A. Gambler agrees to perform one task yearly set by 
stranger who, in return, promises [M 221] to keep 

56 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC90 

gambler supplied with money [N 6]. They visit 
a magic castle where gambler fills sacks with gold 
[D 1467]. Digging a hole in sand in search of 
water, he discovers enchanted palace with food and 
drink aplenty [D 1 470.1]. Negro forbids him to 
enter one room. But he does. He throws down 
his hat to lions who fight over it; meanwhile he 
passes them [K 671]. He entangles his coat in 
hammers so they cannot move. He entangles his 
vest in millstone so it cannot turn. He throws his shoe 
at serpent who chokes trying to swallow it [K 672]. 
He wakens enchanted beauty with a kiss [D 565.5]. 
She becomes dove [D 154.1] and tells him to seek 
her at fountain of three oranges. Palace disappears. 
He comes to the fountain, but negro [K 2261] feeds 
him figs which cause him to sleep through time 
dove is there. A letter warns him against negro, 
but he accepts a cigar which causes him to sleep 
through last visit of dove [D 1364.4]. Another letter 
tells him to seek her at palace where eagle carries 
him [B 552]. He arrives just as she is being married, 
shows handkerchief she had given him, she recog- 
nizes it and will marry only him. ex /. BTPE X 
124 = ETE p. 57 (for first part) = ETE p. 135 
(for second part). 
410. Wolf and Hofmann, Primavera, 2, 75 ; see BP I 439. 
*412. Doctor meets enchanted girl b}' chapel in woods. 
She mounts his horse and guides him to oaktree 
where she has him make sign of cross. Tree opens 
and gold appears [D 1465]. He repeats what she 
tells him and she becomes snake. He goes home 
but fl}^ buzzes around his eyes and threatens to blind 
him [B 483, B 529.1] unless he frees enchanted girl. 
He returns to woods and snake directs him to strike 
her squarely in the face when she climbs up his 

FFCgo 300—749 Magic tale. 57 

body. He strikes her but not squarely so that her 
nose is twisted [D 712.3]; but since she has so much 
money he marries her anyway, as /. LRAC no 13. 
Cf LRAF p. 98 no 12 and p. 99 no 13. For enchanted 
nymph with treasure in woods, cf LRAF p. 35 no 2; 
p. 40 no 8 ; p. 41 no 9 ; p. 41 no 10 ; p. 42 no 11; 
p. 44 no 12; p. 45 no 13; p. 93 no 6; p. 94 no 
7; p. 94 no 8; p. 95 no 9; p. 96 no 10; p. 97 
no 7 ; p. 100 no 14. 

425 — 449 Husband. 

425. I a Cf Mt 756 B (CTA no 38). d-^ Cf Mt 706 *A. 

*f Enchanted prince as negro [D 31] comes in 
cloud [D 212 1. 7] or appears in forest and carries 
girl off [R 16]. 

*g Ass's head [D ion .0.2] causes to appear [D 1471] 
a golden bridge, tree and two birds, in com- 
pliance with princess' wish. She marries him. 

HI c Cf Mt 302 H *e. 

c*^ Sister discovers him, and while looking, 
spills candlewax on him. He disappears. 

IV c*^ Eagle takes her to castle, f Cf Mt 313 V 

b and Mt 940. 
*g Disguised as man [K 1837], accused of illicit 
relations with queen [K 21 13] and condemned 
to be burned [Q 402, Q 241]. *h Travels until^two 
skeins of thread are unwound [H 1125.1], *i Girl 
takes his clothes to place where he was first seen. 

V *b Key lost. New one made. Old one found. 

Which should one keep? All agree on old one. 
So old mate is accepted and new one rejected. 
Cf Mt 506 IV c (BTPE VIII 194), and Mt 
313 VI. *c Her sex is revealed. Prince rescues 
her. She has freed him by serving three months 

58 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

in the palace. *d When she looks at hiin, a 
drop of wax from candle becomes a pin, sticks 
in his head and transforms him into a dove. 
She frees him by removing the pin. Cf Mt 408 
111 a b, IV *b, Mt 306 *A and Mt 311 *A. 
*e She regains him by restoring his clothes. 
New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXIV 402 no 2. Porto 
Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 607 no 
12; XXVII 179 no 15; XXXIX 291 no 21. 
an /. FBE p. 17 — 18, 89—96, 239 — 44, 244 — 68: 
1 *f, III c^, IV a e (Disguised as man serves as 
page to queen) c *g, V *c. as /. LRAC no i : 
I d (Promises to give lion first thing he meets on 
arrival home. III C'\ IV a e (Disguised as man serves 
as soldier) b (Tests of sex), V *c. ex /. BTPE X 
217 = ETE p. 25: I *f, III c\ IV *h, V *d. 
2. BTPE X 139 = ETE p. 129: I d-'. III ci (Sister), 
V *e (Restores clothes), j. BTPE X 242: Sex re- 
versal I d^ III ci, IV a c, V *b. nc /. ECPE no 
127: I *g, III b, IV a, V a *b. 2. no 126: I d^ 
(Mother), III c^, IV f, V (Enchanted prince appears 
to save her from angry suitors she has deceived. 
He marries hen. oc /. ECPE no 128: I d e, lib, 
III a, IV a b c, V a *b. x /. HCWT p. 9: I d* 
e, III c*^, IV *i, V (He appears and marries her). 

A. nc /. ECPE no 130: I a b, II b. Ill c, IV a b 
c*\ V a *b. 

B. Cf introd to Mt *959. 

an /. COAR p. 62 (Forced to marry one who solves 
the riddle. Acquires his hump. Finally rids herself 
of it and marries prince she loves) = CST p. 141. 

C. "K. Grosse folgt in seinem 'spanischen Ammen- 
marchen' Prinzessin Juana Spanische Novellen 1794, 
I, 147, offenbar Grafin Aulnoy"; see BP II 262. 
as /. CTA p. 66: I d d^ II d (By declaring her love 


300—749 Magic tale. 5? 

for him), ex /. BTPE X 118 = ETE p. 109: I d d , 
11 d (By restoring picked flower to its bush), oc /. 
ECPE no 131 : I d d', II d (By marrying hmi). 
*D Farmer brings daughter three carnations. One by 
one she throws them into the fire and fro.n each 
appears a youth [D 43---1- She fails to speak 
[C 6s2l, so'thev tell her that she must search for 
them at the Ro^ks of all the World [H 1385], and 
they disappear. She falls in love with third one 
and sets out. He directs her to his mother's house 
where she serves as maid [L 131]. Other servants are 
iealous of favor she enjoys [K 2250] and tell mistress 
she has boasted [H 91^.1] that she alone can wash 
all the clothes in one day [H 1107]. Youth appears 
and has her call birds [B 571, B 450] who wash the 
clothes. He gives her a glass in which she collects 
bird's tears [B 763] to restore mother's sight [H 1321.1]. 
He instructs her to walk around stones with maidens, 
all holding lighted candles [D 759.61. in order to 
free him and his brothers. Third time around her 
candle goes out and an exclamation escapes her. 
The young men appear. She has freed them because 
she spoke [D 672]. Youngest marries her. 
ex / BTPE X 159 = FBE p. 20 = ETE p. 15- 
432 ex / BTPE X 201 : I a b, II (Stepmother has her 
own daughter nail the window fast and break the 
windowpane), III a b c. 2. BTPE X 209: I a b, 
II, III a b c. 
*435 Knight is called away and must leave wife home with 
maidservant and parrot. Man across street sees wife 
and falls in love with her. He seeks aid of old 
woman who invites wife to her granddaughter s 
wedding. Maid urges her to go. Just as they are 
leaving, the parrot, who has never talked, invites 
wife to listen to a story [K 1591I. as follows: A girl s 

6o R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

father buys her a "cuidao" and a "calderita" which, 
when put together on water will sing. Once she 
has them singing on pond and a bull steals the 
"cuidao". She sets out to find it. She volunteers 
to cure sick princess and spends the night with her. 
The light goes out, she sets out to find another, 
and comes to a negro [K 2261] stirring pot of boiling 
oil and saying: "The more you boil, the madder 
becomes the princess" [D 2091]. She passes behind 
him to get light and pushes him into oil [K 925]. 
Princess is cured. — Next day wife is again about 
to leave with maid and old woman when parrot 
calls her to continue the tale: Girl arrives at another 
kingdom where princess is dumb, spends the night 
with her and sees negro put sticks into princess' 
mouth. She describes him to king, he is made to 
remove them [D 765.1.2] and girl is rewarded. - — For 
third time parrot calls wife back and concludes: 
Girl comes to kingdom where prince is dying. She 
spends night by his bed and puts her "calderita" in 
a pan of water. She hears it begin to sing and 
discovers "cuidao" hanging by bed. Prince was the 
enchanted bull. Now he is free and they marry. — 
Knight returns. Parrot tells him if it had not talked, 
he would have been dishonored, but that old woman 
is to blame. She is banished. Cf Mt 1352 for the 
frame. Cf Mt 306 *A. ex /. BTPE I 156. 2. BTPE 
X 186. 
*438. Princess sees rabbit herd which forms wheel. Rabbits 
disappear. Peasant woman and daughter come to 
comfort princess. On road they drop loaf of bread 
which rolls to cave [D 1031.1] where they see rabbits 
become men [D 323]. Princess goes there. Their 
castle disappears. She marries one of them, an /. 
FA p. 355 = SCE p. 115. 

FFC 90 300 — 749 Magic tale. 6r 

440. Ill *f By being kicked. 

le /. ECPE no 132: I a b, 11, HI *f. 
*445 A. Enchanted prince takes girl to his castle and pro- 
mises to marry her when his enchantment is removed. 
He warns her not to sleep or lose sight of him 011 
last day of his enchantment [D 762], but she slept 
[D 1 971]. He leaves dagger and flou'ers around her. 
She changes clothes with a pilgrim and follows him 
[H 1385.5], but he does not recognize her. He marries 
a princess. After wedding feast he finds girl lying 
in garden with flowers around her and dagger in 
her breast. He kills himself [T 80]. New wife 
discovers them and stabs herself with same dagger. 
A white dove comes down and applies a liquid from 
a jar with a feather to prince's wounds and revives 
him [E 102]. Bird says it has orders to revive 
also one of the girls. Prince chooses his first love 
[J 414], and they marry, ex /. BTPE X 281. 
B. Shepherd tells princess of an enchanted king who 
awakes only on morning of St. John's Day. A girl 
must be sitting at the head of his bed when he 
awakes to break the enchantment. She wears out 
iron shoes; asks sun, stars and air for directions 
[H 1232]. Air's mother gives her mouthful of food 
air has been chewing to throw to lions who guard 
palace [B 325.1]. She gains entrance; waits for 
months; invisible hand feeds her [F 585]. She buys 
a slave girl [K 2250] for company. On eve of 
St. John's Day slave sends her to balconv to listen 
to music. Meanwhile slave sits b}' king's bed ; he 
clasps her hand when he awakes and proclaims her 
his wife. Slave tells him princess is her servant 
[K 191 1]. He buys wedding presents. Princess 
asks for hard stone and branch of bitternes. Druggist 
warns king that only those tired of life ask for 

62 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

these things . . . Princess asks stone if it remembers 
details of her misfortune [11 13]. King overhears, 
marries her and kills slave, ex /. BTPE X 106 = 
SCE p. 7 = ETE p. 79. Cf Mt 403. 
*449. Princess enchanted in palace by mother jealous of 
iier beauty. A count's son is fated to be killed by 
lightning at the age of t\vent3'five [M 350]. He kills 
wolf, lion, serpent, giant and frees princess. He is 
enchanted b}- eating apple [D 551.1.1] given to him 
b}^ witch. Years later princess' father forces her to 
marry. Count's son comes to the wedding but is 
invisible. He directs princess to remove thorn from 
his head and he becomes visible [D 765.1.2]. They 
marry, le /. ECPE no 144. Cf Mt 400 — Mt 424 
and Mt 709. 

450 — 459 Brother or sister. 

■ 450. as 7. LRAC no 30. Cf Mt 408 (BTPE X 31 Introdj. 
451. I *d Brothers swear not to come home if girl is 

1 1 *d Brothers are sold by Moors to negro magician 

as slaves. He turns them into lions b}^ day to 

guard his palace [D T12.1, D 621. i]. 
H I *c Angel gives her a bone to unlock door of her 

enchanted brothers' house. She loses bone, but 

cuts off her little finger and opens door with it. 
IV b Cf Mt 712 I b. 
*c She works on lace in secret and is charged with 

\' *b She frees them from enchantment by a kiss. 
La grail coiiquista tie ultraniar, ed Gayandos, 1. i, 

cap 47 — 68; Romania 17, 522; see BP I 433. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 567 no 

7 ; XXXIX no 21. 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 63 

ex /. BTPE X 145 = ETE p. 69 : la (Two bro- 
thers) *d, III b, IV a b, (The babies are born dead), 
V a. oc /. ECPE no 148: I a, II a, III *c, V *b. 
X /. HCWT p. 113: I a c, II *d, III b (and make 
lace for altar cloth), IV a *c, V a. 

*453. Stepmother [S 31] turns three brothers into crows. 
After seven years in woods the}' become men 
[D 791.1.1] and liveb}' hunting. Stepmother dies and 
her own daughter goes to fountain to bathe; a crow 
takes her clothes to her stepbrothers' house. They 
recognize ring she leaves in glass of one of them 
[H 94.4]. She keeps house for them. The)^ warn her 
always to give a sample of their food to dog before 
eating [C 685]. But once she eats a chestnut without 
first giving bite to dog; he wets fire and puts it out. 
She goes to witch for fire. Witch's daughter warns 
her of danger and changes beds with her. Witch 
puts her own daughter in pot of boiling water and 
girl escapes with her fire. Witch sells girl apples, 
but gets them mixed and leaves poisoned one at 
home. Sells her corset and laces it on so tightl}' 
girl faints [K 935]. Brothers carry her to grave, 
stumble, corsetlace breaks and girl revives [E 21]. 
Brothers eat cicuta sown by witch [D 551. 2. 2] and 
become oxen [D 133.3]. ^^^'^ cares for them. Cf Mt 
327 *D and Mt 709. as /. LRAC no 188. 

*455. Queen jealous [K 2241] of kings' twelve nieces' 
beautiful eyes, so king has them blinded [S 165]. 
But people still talk about their beauty, so the}^ are 
imprisoned. Their brother steals apples for them 
from queen's garden and is caught. Queen sends 
him for panther milk [H 1361] to cure her [H 1212]. 
He meets a little man who rings bells while he 
milks panther. The}' divide the milk. He is sent after 
and obtains lion milk in same way. Queen drinks 

64 K- S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

it and dies. King repents and lives happily with 
his twelve nieces and nephew. Cf Mt 590. as /. 
CTA p. 139. 

460 — 4gg SHperhiiniaii task. 
460 — 462 Question. 

461. A de Trueba, Cuentos de vivos y mnertos, 1879 p. 
123 "El yerno del rey"; see BP I 284. 
as /. LRAC no 15: I, III c a b, IV a d, V, VI 

a b (Chain). 

470. Cf Mt 505 — Mt 508. 

I Cf Mt *835 I. 
Ill as /. LRAC no 129 (Shepherd strolls into 
Heaven and stays 300 years. He thinks he has 
been there only a short time). 

471. Philippines: Gardner JAF XX iii. 

*A. Poor bov meets man in road who gives him mule 
that supplies all necessities. Mule goes into river. 
Boy does not wish to pursue it, and returns to man 
who gives him a bar of gold with which he starts 
a business. Same happens to second brother. Youn- 
gest is likewise given mule. He asks only for the 
simplest necessities. He crosses river with mule 
without getting wet. He sees thin animals in a fine 
pasture. Birds carr}- flowers from the field. He en- 
counters a river of blood and one of milk ; two 
rocks combatting with great furv; a woman in a 
castle weeping ; another castle where all are cur- 
sing, and in it are two beds. He comes to a narrow 
bridge; sees fat animals feeding on desert. He arri- 
ves at gate where he meets lady who asks him if 
he is thirsty. Finally he comes to man who had 
given him mule. Man explains. First river of tears 
separates this life from the next. Lean animals in 

FFCgo 300—749 Magic tale. 65 

rich pasture are misers. Birds are children who die 
innocent and take flowers to Virgin. River of blood 
is Christ. River of milk suckles babies. Combatting 
rocks are bov's brothers. First palace is Hell and 
two beds are for his brothers. Narrow bridge leads 
to Heaven. Those feeding on sand are workers who 
gain by exploitation. Lady at gate is Virgin. Man 
tells boy to return home. Boy finds he has been 
gone more than two hundred years. His father turned 
their house into a monastery and died long ago. 
Boy becomes a friar, as /. CTA p. 148. 
*B. Father meets man in woods who offers him much 
mone}^ for daughter [S 220]. Two elder daughters 
refuse to go, but j^oungest goes [L 50]. Father becomes 
arrogant with his wealth and his son leaves and 
goes to sister's cave. Her husband is God who is 
a shepherd. Boy sees hermit, a field of grain as 
high as two thin mules standing in it, barren field 
and fat mares standing in it, and flames. God ex- 
plains hermit is God and his hermitage the Virgin, 
mules are the two sisters who refused to come, 
grain is their wealth, fat mares are youngest sister 
and brother, flame is father in Hell for not helping 
poor, le /. ECPE no 87. 

joo — j;j^ Supernatural helper. 
500 — 501 Spinning woman. 

500. Cf Mt 812. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa J AF XXXIX 317 no 7; 

341 no 25. 

oc /. ECPE no 117: I b, H a c e, HI a b. 

501. an /. CPA p. 64 = CST p. 64 = WCPA p. 214: 
lad, H a b. 

X /. EPS p. 181 = SCE p. 99: I a d, II a b. 

66 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

*A. Man sees lazy girl \vee[)ing. Landlady tells him 
it is because her mother beats her for working so 
hard. He marries the girl . . . He goes on a trip 
and leaves her flax to spin. J^ut she does not know 
how to spin and sits all day and eats nuts, putting 
hulls in bag. Three fairies come and spin flax for 
her. When husband returns she says that even her 
bones are creaking but produces this noise by nutshells 
in bag under mattress. He insists that she never 
spin again. 

ex 7. BTPE X 167 = ETE p. 37 = SCE p. 53. 
503. X 7. TLS p. 83 = Quarterly Rcvieic No LXHI; see 
BP HI 328: I b, H a, HI a. 

505 — 508 Grateful dead. 

Cf Mt 470, Mt 551, Mt *835 and Mt *936. 

505. A. Duran, Romancero general 2, 299 nos 1291 and 
1292; see BP HI 501. Cf Spanish translation of 
Olivier ct Artits, Burgos 1499; Lope de Vega, Don 
Juan dc Castro [Coviedias, ed Hartzenbusch 4, 373; 
Schaeffer, Gesch des span Natioualdranias, i, 141; 
Wurzbach, Lope de Vega, 1899 p. 206); and Belmont, 
Rojas and Calderon El mejor aniigo el niiicrto ^Cal- 
deron, Comedias ed Hartzenbusch 4, 471; R. Kohler 

1, 29; Schaeffer 2, 283); see BP HI 508. Libra 
dc los cjcniplos no CCXXVHL 

506. an i. COAR p. 23 = CST p. 42: see Mt 531 an i. 

2. BTPE I 187 = SCE p. 129: see Mt 313 an 2. 
J. SCL p. 93: see Mt 313 an 3. as 7. BTPE VHI 194: 
I a b, HI, IV c (Old key comparison. Cf Mt 425 
V*b), V. 

508 *A. Knight chases Devil as rabbit to cave [N 773, N 881]. 
Devil agrees to help knight win tournament for prin- 
cess' hand on condition that knight will make prin- 
cess forget her faith in God [M 217]. With unpier- 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 67 

ceable cuirass [D rioi.2], dazzling shield [D iioi.i], 
sword whose touch produces death [D 1081], and 
Devil as his horse, knight overcomes all opponents. 
But archangel Michael comes as knight. Devil has 
knight pluck a hair from his mane to give him strength 
[D 991], but Michael overcomes them. With hair 
knight has power over Devil and torments him with 
sword and spurs until Devil p-romises [K 214] not 
to ask for knight's soul, x /. METS p. 42. Cf 
Washington Ir ving, J Fork^, XV , New York 1861 p. 202. 
510. I c. Cf Mt 923. 

II *g Cat obtains dresses for girl from Devil at mill. 
Cf Mt 613 and Mt 831 *A and *B. *h She obtains 
dresses with magic wand. *i Her father obtains her 
three dresses from Devil by promising his soul [M 21 1]. 
Cf Mt 1170 — Mt 1 1 99. *j Ungracious daughter tries 
same but receives evil things. IV *d Dog or cat 
[B 134, B 135] reveals wrong bride [K 191 1] under 
veil. *e Stepmother and daughter remove girl's 
tongue and eyes [S 165, S 166], but she restores 
them with magic wand [D 151 i.i] and reveals all 
to prince who punishes the evildoers. 
Unprinted versions from Extremadura, 'La ternerita', 
'Agata', 'El rapa', "Periquillo' cited b}^ M. R. Cox, 
Cinderella, London 1893 P- 3^5 — ^^'< ^^^ ^^^ '^ 53- 
Mexico: Mason JAF XXV 192 no 2. Porto Rico: 
Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 506 no i; 572 
no 8; 579 Cuero de burra; JAF XXXIX 267 
no 21. 

A. as /. LRAC no 31: I a, II c *j, IV *d, V. 2. CTA 
p. 30: I a, II c *j, III a, IV a, V. i- CTA p. 36: 
I a, II c *,i, IV *d, V. 

B. an /. ECPE no 1 1 1 : I a, 1 1 c *] *h, 1 1 1 a, I V a *e, 
V. as /. LRAC no 32: I a, II c *g, III a, IV *d, 
V. Cf Mt 610 (LRAC no 57) and Mt 831 *C and 

68 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

*D. ex 7. ECPE no i 10: I b, II *i, 1 1 1 a, IV b, V. 
le I. FXPE no 109: I b, II *i, III a, IV b, V. 
nc /. ECPE no to8: I c d, 1 1 *h, III a, IV b, V, 
VI. 2. ECPE no 112: I a, II c *j *h, III a, IV a, V. 
511. le /. ECPE no 134 = ECRC no 6 (King casts out 
pretty daughter. Virgin gives her three hazelnuts. 
She tends palace turkeys. Prince in hiding watches 
her open the -nuts. From first come beautiful clothes, 
from second come jewels, from third comes letter 
saying prince loves her. Prince comes out of hiding 
and declares his love and marries her). 

513. II Cf Mt 621. 

Ill Cf Mt 621. i and j Cf Mt 560 *A and Mt 301 
VI *g *h *i. 
*k Bring water from a distant fountain more 

quickly than a witch [H 1109.1]. 
*1 Separate roomful of good, bad and regular corn 
in one night [H 1091.1]. 
*m Bring princess' documents from Rome in one 
day [H 1107]. 
A. an 7. ECPE no 9: Mt 621 I a b *- c + Mt 513 A 
II a b d c e g (Beetle and mouse) + Mt 621 Id 
(With help of Hstener) + Mt 513 A III b *k *1 f 
+ Mt 621* III. as 7. LRAC no 134: Mt 621 1 a b *- 
c + Mt 513 A II a c d b e + Mt 621 Id (With 
help of listener) + Mt 513 A III *m f j. 2. LRAC 
no 135: Mt 621 lac (Who can guess from what 
animal skin is) + Mt 5:3 A II g (Ant, beetle and 
mouse) + Mt 621 I d (With ant's help), *III. 

514. as 7. CTA p. 212. nc 7. ECPE no 155. 

*515. Poor girl in men's clothing [K 1837] obtains work 
at palace, or, as doctor [K 1838], cures king and 
is made court physician. Queen falls in love with 
her, is rejected and falsely accuses her [K 21 11]. 
St. Peter helps her perform tasks imposed upon her 

FFCgo 300—749 Magic tale. 69 

[H 984]. She blows whistle and fish [B 548.2.1] 
bring her ring king lost in sea. From isolated 
castle or robbers she brings mute girl who sighs 
or cries on the way. Three fancgas of wheat, barley 
and rye are separated. She asks mute why she sighed 
or cried. Mute reveals queen's guilt and heroine's 
sex [H 13]. King banishes queen or orders her 
killed and marries heroine, an /. BTPE V 103. 
ex I. ECPE no 146. 

516 — 518 r^ r i n c e on his wedding journey. 

516. I a Cf Mt 531 I *d. 

II *e From conversation of invisible beings the}^ 

learn how to get the girl. *f The}' cross bridge, 

pass lions and steal her from giant. 

Ill a **^ Magic horse carries off prince, b *^ Giant. 

V *d Prince refuses to decapitate his children. 

They grow up and plan to assassinate their 

father, but are discovered and hanged. When 

blood drips from their heads on scaffold, stone 

servant revives. 

ex /. BTPE X 225 = ETE p. 143: I b a (Has picture 

painted of her according to description of her in 

dream), II *e *f, III a"^ (Wolves) b*^, IV a b (Learns 

that wolves may be kept off by army and wife revived 

by application of child's blood). V a (Wife), c (Wife). 

X 7. FRT p. 140: la, II a, IV a b, III a*'', a- 

(Burning clothing), IV c (Sucks blood from fainted 

princess) d, V a *d. Cf Mt 889. 

53° — 559 Animal as helper. 

531. 1 *d He finds golden apple, horseshoe and picture 
of Beauty. 

■JO R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FKC 90 

IV *d He bathes in horse's sweat and comes out 
of caldron handsomer [I) 1865.4]. 

an /. COAR p. 23 = CST p. 42: Mt 506 I a + Mt 
531 I a, II b, III a 4- Mt 554 1 b (Ant, eagle, fish), 
II b *h c + Mt 531 IV *d b. nc /. ECPE no 140: 
Mt 531 I a *d (Cf Mt 516 1 a) f Mt 554 I b (Ant, 
eagle, whale), II g + Mt 531 IV *d b. Cf Mt 550. 

533. Couquista dc Uliramav, 2, c. 43 (ed. Gayangos 1858); 

see RP II 285. 
*535. Ciirl's parents say the}^ should rather see her carried 
off into forest than marr}^ poor lover. She disappears. 
Parents promise her to lover if he can find her 
[T 68]. In forest he meets hermit [N 835] who 
gives him a helpful lion [B 443]. Second hermit 
gives him tiger [B 444] ; and third a bear [B 447]. The 
helpful animals overcome giant and witch [B 524. i.i]. 
While the animals fight with palace guards he 
reaches girl's side. As soon as he touches her, 
guards and palace disappear [D 782]. They return 
and marr}^. as /. CTA p. 72. 

545. Duran, Romancero general no 327 = Hofman & Wolf, 
Priiiiavera no 135; see BP I 332. 

*C. Father dies and leaves son only a peseta and a diiro 
[L 115]. Cat [B 422] borrows peck measure from 
rich voung widow next door, puts the duro in a 
crack in the measure and returns it, telling the widow 
cat's master used it to measure his money [K 1954, 
N 478]. Cat also praises master to the widow 
[B 582. T.i]. Cat borrows measure again and does 
same with the peseta. Boy goes personally to thank 
Avidow. She likes him and they marry, as /. CTA 
P- 77- 

550. Cf Mt 301 VI, Mt 531 and Mt 780. 
I b, II, III, IV, V. Cf Mt 560 *A. 

FFC 90 300-749 Magic tale. TJ 

Mexico: Mason JAF XXV 194 "o 3. Porto Rico: Mason- 
Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 55i no 5; XXXIX 248 
no 18. 
551. Eldest son sets out to find the three wonders of the 
world to cure his sick father, but is captured by 
robbers. Same happens to second brother. Third 
is directed by wind, sun, moon, king of birds and 
finally eagle carries him to palace of the three won- 
ders. He gives an old woman money to pay for 
her husband's burial. A fox tells him to choose 
one of the things he sees, which are a bird, cage, 
lady, bed, horse in stable. Boy takes bird and 
starts to take cage but giant's soldiers seize him and 
put him in lions' den. Fox releases him. He takes 
lady and starts to take her dresses, but he is seized 
again. Again fox releases him and tells him to take 
only horse. He does and finds bird and lady already 
outside. His brothers take the three wonders away from 
him and accuse him of robbing and murdering. He 
is sentenced to hang, but fox comes in form of man 
and tells king truth and reveals himself as man for 
whose burial boy provided. King makes boy his heir. 
Cf Mt 301 VI, Mt 505— Mt 508 and Mt 750 B. 
A. Duran, Romancero general, nos 1263 and 1264; 
see BP II 398. oc /. ECPE no 143. 

554. II *h Task: princess throws her handkerchief high 
into tree and asks hero to stop and get it [H 933]. 
an /. COAR p. 23: Mt 506 I a + Mt 531 I a, II b, 
III a + Mt 554 I b (Ant, eagle, fish), II b *h c + 
Mt 531 IV *d b. nc /. ECPE no 140: Mt 531 I 
a *d + Mt 554 I b (Ant, eagle, whale), II g + Mt 
531 IV *d b. 

555. A de Trueba, Cuentos de vivos y nmertos, pp. 13 and 
71; see BP I 145. 

Porto Rico : Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXV 1 1 1 6 r i no 1 3. 

72 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

*557. King offers throne to son who brings him finest 
towel [H 1306]. Youngest goes to monkey palace 
[B 221.1.1], and is given dirty kitchen rag [L 200], 
but when he unwraps it before king it is finest 
towel. Same happens with washbasin; he is given 
old pan used to give w^ater to chickens. Likewise 
with bride, he brings ugly monkey in box ; but on 
nearing palace, monkey becomes beautiful girl 
[D 399.1] and box becomes carriage [D 451. i]. He 
wins the crown, nc /. ECPE no 145. 

559. Cf Mt *572. 

J 60 — 64() Magic object. 

560 — 568 Magic object is stolen from hero but he 
forces its return. 

560. Cf Mt 612 and Mt 650. 

oc /. ECPE no 147: Mt *i693 + Mt 560 I b, III 
(Hero is falsely accused of stealing princess' ring 
and is put in prison), IV a (After freeing hero, the 
cat and dog become angels). 
*A. Youngest brother with rope and nails scales walls 
of castle where three princesses are held. He lets 
them out. His two older brothers pull out nails before 
he can descend. Youngest princess leaves a wishing 
ring with hero. He wishes for flying horse and escapes. 
In disguise he works as servant in palace. His bro- 
thers marry the two older princesses. Youngest 
recognizes hero as servant and tells king she will 
marry him. King becomes ill from the shock. Older 
brothers search for lion's milk to cure him. Hero 
obtains the milk with wishing ring and trades it to 
brothers for gold balls king gave them for wedding 
presents. Hero puts enemy to flight \\\\h the ring. 

FFCgo 3CX3— 749 Magic tale. 73 

He gives brothers conquered flags for permission to 
brand them. King consents to marriage of hero 
with the youngest princess. Finally the hero's bro- 
thers' deceits are revealed and balls and brand are 
shown as evidence. Brothers aie turned out. as /. 
CTA p. 142. Cf Mt 550 I b, 11, III, IV, V. For 
magic remedy cf Mt 610— Mt 619. Cf Mt 513 III 
i i, and Mt 314. 
563. II *e Cudgel protects man from his wife and children 
who abuse him, from king's soldiers who interfere, 
and from hangman. King gives him land in America 
to get rid of him. 

Cf Mt 910 D. Cf Mt 755 for man without shadow. 
La Enciclopedia, 1879, 252. 356 [Zs f rom Philol, 
5, 171); see BP I 354. A. Trueba, Cuentos dc vivos 
y nmertos, "Los hijos de Mateo"; see BP I 354. 
an I. CPA p. 46 = WCPA p. 211 = CST p. 174: 
Mt 325 *A + Mt 563 1 a c (Purse) b (Tablecloth) d, 
II a *e. 2. SCL p. 25: I a c (Purse) b (Tablecloth) d, 
II a d *e. X /. BPS p. 370: I a b (Tablecloth) d, 
11 a *e. 

566. I *e A conquering sword. *f A protecting hat. 

II *c King offers princess in return for magic objects, 

but after gaining possession of them he refuses 
to give princess ; or he simply takes the magic 
as /. LRAC no 5: Mt 326 *A + Mt 566 lab 
(Belt) *e c (Quilt), II *c, III (Pears and peaches), 
IV a b. oc /.ECPE no 149: I ab*f, I r^c, III (Figs), 
IV a b. 

567. as /. LRAC no 21. ex /. BTPE X 288 = SCE 
p. 65 = ETE p. 45. le 7. KDCS no V. 

570. Cf Mt *572. 

an I. ECPE no 7: Mt 851 1 1, II I *h + Mt 570 I, 

III c, IV a (Truths) b. as /. LRAC no 4: I (Pears), 

74 i^- S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

II a, III c (Ass), IV a b (Gold). 2. LRAC no 132: 
Mt 851 I, II, III *i + Mt 570 I, II, III b, IV a 
(Truths) b. nc /. PXPE no 6: Mt 851 II, III *g 
+ Mt 570 1, II, III c (To buy rabbit princess must kiss 
mule under tail), IV a b. oc /. ?XPE no 12: Mt 
851 *A + Mt 570 I, II, III b (To buy rabbit), IV a b. 

571_574. Cf Mt 853 *A and Mt 851— Mt 854. 
*572. King offers daughter in marriage to one who can 
make her laugh. Two elder brothers fail, but 
youngest causes her to laugh with crepitus veiitris. 
King subjects him to tests. He must guard ratbits 
without losing any. He sells one to princess for 
permission to sleep with her, but calls rabbit back 
with whistle. He keeps princess' shirtwaist. He 
must bring sack of lies. He asks princess about 
buying rabbit. She says he is lying, but he produces 
shirtwaist and she confesses. He says her lies would 
fill sack. Princess sleeps between hero and another 
suitor ; will marry one she is facing in the morning. 
Hero advises other suitor to eat his own natural 
filth, which causes suitor to vomit. To avoid bad 
odor princess turns toward hero. King marries 
her to hero. le /. ECPE no 178. Cf Mt 559, Mt 
570, Mt 621 and Mt 850. 

590. Cf Mt *455. 

lid. Cf Mt 301 VI *h. 
V Cf Mt 301 VI *g. 

592. A. Duran, Romancero general, no 1265; see BP II 
497. Mateo Aleman, (Albertinus, Dcr Landstorzer 
Gusman von Alfarache, 1616 p. 482 and 501. Zs f 
Volksk. 12, 332); see BP II 502. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIl 323 no 34. 
*A. Old woman gives shepherd magic flute to call 
lost sheep. Sheep come dancing. His stepmo- 
ther wishes to kill him ; or, priest's housekeeper 

FFC 90 300 — 749 Magic tale. 75 

discovers why sheep grow thin. Father hides in 
bushes ; must dance and is torn by thorns when 
flute is played. Stepmother boils water in which to 
cook hero ; or, housekeeper takes boiling" water off 
fire. Hero plays flute; she dances and scalds herself. 
Father confesses to priest who calls hero who pla3's 
flute and priest must dance. Priest enters oven to 
see if he can stop dancing but only bumps his head, 
as 7. LRAC no 34. le /. KDCS p. 115 no IV. 
*594. Cf Mt 850. 

Old woman gives shepherd flageolet which makes 
sheep and goats dance [D 141 5]. He makes his 
master dance with it and loses his job. Oldest son 
goes to town to sell apples. He meets old woman 
who asks him what he sells. "Rats", he replies. 
She turns his apples into rats. Likewise second 
son has his oranges turned into birds. Youngest 
brother tells her truthfully he has grapes and offers 
her some. The more grapes he sells, the more he 
finds in his basket [Q 2]. His money is packed 
in basket so tightiv he cannot get it out, but plays 
flageolet and it comes dancing out. He sells eggs 
and the more he sells the more he finds in his basket. 
Older brothers steal flageolet but it loses its magic 
quality [D 1 224.1]. Hero, however, is rich and does 
not need it. 
oc 7. ECPf2 no T53. 

610 — 619 Magic remedy. 

Cf Mt 560 *A. 

610. as 7. LRAC no 57: II a (Beggar), III b (Cures sick 
lady), IV (Friend fails to pray rosary and devils crack 
nuts on his rump). Cf Mt 510 B (LRAC no 32). 

76 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

612. II *c Serpent appears; he cuts off its head and finds 

ring with instructions to place it on wife's lips. 

He does so and she revives. 
Ill *b Husband disguised as mendicant seeks wife. 

She recognizes him and has servant conceal 

purse on him. He is hanged for theft. 
[an] /. TLS p. 29 no 4: I a (He promises to keep 
death watch for nine nights in tomb), II "c, III (She 
escapes with lover while husband is asleep) 'b, IV a 
(Friend with ring) b. Cf Mt 560. 

613. Libro de los gatos, no XXVIII. See Christiansen, 
The two travelers in FFC no 24 p. 18. See BP II 473. 
Mexico: Mason JAF XXVII 189 no 19. Porto Rico: 

Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 281 no 8; 181 no 

19; XXXIX 295 no 21; 334 no 20; 354 no 45. 

621. I b ' - King has a tamborine made from louseskin. 

'Ill Princess decides to marry prince although hero 

has performed all tasks with his helpers. On 

bridal night beetle crawls into prince's intestines 

and causes him to dirty bed. Next night prince 

inserts cork but mouse tickles his nose with its 

tail, prince sneezes and cork flies out. Princess 

renounces him and marries hero. 

■•'•'IV Old man overhears king and wins princess. 

To rid herself of him she throws him into river, 

but in so doing he bites her in neck and she 

is deprived of speech. (Cont in 705 'A). 

Cf Mf"959 (Introdj; Mt 513 II, III and Mt -^572. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXV 19 no 63. 

an /. ECPE no 9: Mt 621 I a b ' 2 c + Mt 513 A 

II a b d c e g (Beetle and mouse) + Mt 621 I d 

(With help of listener) + Mt 513 A III b '''k "l f + 

Mt 621 'III. as /. LRAC no 134: Mt 621 la b *- c 

+ Mt 513 A II a c d b e + Mt 621 I d (With help 

of listener) + Mt 513 A III 'm f j. 2. LRAC no 135: 

FFCgo 3CX} — 749 Magic tale. 77 

Mt 621 lac (Who can guess from what animal 
skin is) + Mt 513 A II g (Ant, beetle and mouse) 
+ Mt 621 Id (With help of ant) •III. le /. ECPE 
no 11: Mt 621 I a b "^ c, "IV + Mt 705 ^A. 

6 JO — 6pQ Snpcniahtral power or kuowlrdge. 

650. I "h A couple pray for son, great and strong like 

Samson. God answers their prayer [T 511]. 

II -f He receives wishing ring from lady he meets 

on road. *g He works as gardener but destroys 

with his huge hoe [F 612.4]. 

IV "d To win princess' hand he brings 200 birds 

from forest with help of ring. 
V "d He is given a hot bath. ■ e King sends knights 
to kill him, but swinging horse by tail he kills 
*VI He carries off the princess and marries her. 
■VII A tarman is placed by seashore or near palace. 
He attacks it, sticks to it [K 741] and both 
are carried off by the waves, or he is killed. 
Cf Mt 175. 
Cf Mt 560 (Wishing ring) and Mt 2017. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXIV 164 no 22; 

XXXVII 252 no i; XXXVIII 529 no 3. 
as 7. LRAC no 189: II a% V b ^^d, IV ^d, *VI, 
^VII. oc I. ECPE no 35: I^h, II a "^g, V -e, -VII. 
653. I ''c Three suitors ask king for princess' hand. He 
refers them to her. She wants all three. King- 
offers her to one bringing the rarest object, 
"d First obtains a magic mirror or tube; the 
second, a carpet or chest; the third, an apple 
or balsam. 
II •'•'c They meet in a distant land. Mirror or tube 
reveals princess dying. Carpet or chest brings 

78 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

them quickly to her. Apple or balsam restores 
her to health. 

Ill ■e Princess says that this episode shows how she 
needs all three suitors, "f King decides in 
favor of one bringing tube; but princess chooses 
one bringing apple, and, since she has always 
preferred him, she marries him. *g King's 
counsellors decide in favor of the tinker and 
the others are made rich. 

an I. COAR p. 20 = CST p. 22: I •'x "d, II ^c, III 

a *e. 2. ECPE no 150: I 'x "d, II •'c, III a *f. as /. 

LRAC no 12: I a b (Robber, marksman, seer, tinker), 

II a b (Tinker mends ship), III a "g. 
655. Cf Mt *925. 
671. Lope de Vega, Novelas 6, 264 "El pronostico cump- 

lido"; see BP I 323. 
676. oc /. ECPE no 175. 

/oo — 7^9 Other supernatural. 

700. II e ■•■'■' He or she frightens away robbers by beating- 
drum or calling out from tree, and takes their 
mone}' to father; e '■^ Robber asks for drink, 
recognizes gold jar from their spoils, comes 
down chimney but girl has recognized him and 
built fire; robbers flee, g^'"^ Wolf eats cow with 
boy inside; g"* Shepherds kill wolf and make 
drum from its intestines ; boy is still inside. 
• h Boy or girl eats many loaves of bread shortly 
after birth; *i frightens away robbers who attempt 
to steal ass or father's dinner; *j plows field 
with oxen ; •'k wishes to plow but ox soils her 
and father washes her in river. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXIX 252 no 19. 

FFC 90 300—749 Magic tale. 79 

an /. ECPE no 158: I (Size of needle), II "h a (Ass) 
^ i -^j f (Ox) g^3 g^v4 e«-i. [ar] /. PMC p. 69: I (Size 
of garlic), II a (Ass) "i •"^k e ^^ e-"^-^. oc /. ECPE no 
159: I (Size of garlic), II a (Ass) •■i e--^ e**. 

705 — 709 Banished wife or maiden. 

705 -A. (Begins with Mt 621 •■IV). Prince grows tired of 
wife because she cannot talk, and brings a new 
bride who insults wife. God gives her the power of 
speech to answer the insult. Prince rejects new- 
bride and lives with his first wife, le /. ECPE 
no 11: Mt 621 a b*2 c, *IV + Mt 705 *A. 

706. Libro dr los ejemplos no CCCXXXV, in Bib de Aut 
Esp. LI. 
Porto Rico : Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 280 no 7 ; 

XXXIX 260 no 21. 
as /. LRAC no 16: I (Hands and eyes) c (To give 
alms), II (Student), III b, IV a b. le /. ECPE no 
99: I b, 11, III e, IV a b. nc /. ECPE no loi : 
I b, II, III e, IV a b. 2. ECPE no 102-: I b, II, 
III e, I\^ a b. oc /. ECPE no too: I c (To give 
alms), II, III e, IV a b. 2. ECPE no 103: I b (Eyes), 
II, III e, IV a b. 
'A. Man promises to bring daughter to dragon's cave 
after one 3^ear for stranger who saved him from 
storm in woods. Girl's ass kicks dragon and 
girl escapes to palace where she works as maid. 
Prince marries her and goes to war. She sends 
him message she has given birth to twins. Dragon 
intercepts message and changes it to insects. Prince 
answers to keep them, but dragon changes this 
to order to cast out both mother and babies. She 
comes to dragon's cave. It threatens to eat children, 
but her ass kills dragon with a kick. She kills ass 

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and takes from its heart a rod of virtue with which 
she causes a palace to appear. Prince returns, 
discovers all and sets out to kill dragon. Comes 
to his wife's castle. The children talk about their 
father; identity revealed ; happy reunion, an /. ECPE 
no 129. Cf Mt 425 I d'^ for introd. 

'B. Devil disguised as teacher falls in love with girl. 
He leaves a sleeping ring which she finds and puts 
on. He puts her into glass urn which he throws into 
sea. Prince finds her and takes her to his room, 
and marries her after his sister discovers her. She 
gives birth to son while he is away. Devil appears 
and tells her to tell him what she saw or give him 
what she bore. She refuses to do either. He eats 
child and smears blood and flesh on her lips. 
Husband returns and forgives her. Same happens 
with second child. Husband threatens her with 
death unless she tells why she ate it, but she refuses 
to tell. He goes to fair, and asks wife what gift 
to bring her. She asks for stone of grief and knife 
of love. He buys them from Devil. Stone parts 
with grief when she recalls how Devil has persecuted 
her. She starts to stab herself with knife, but hus- 
band has been hiding under bed and heard all, and 
he stops her. le /. ECPE no 104. Cf Mt 710 for 
Devil stealing children. Cf Mt 712 I b for smearing 
blood on mouth. Cf Mt 313 V g (an i ECPE no 
122) for concl. 

^'C. Prince marries poor girl and hides her in his room. 
She is discovered b}' new bride chosen by prince's 
mother while prince is at war, and is sent to 
woods to be killed. But servants take pity and 
free her and bring back dog's eyes and tongue. 
She gives birth to boy and girl, and is sheltered 
by cowboy. Prince returns and on hunt meets 

FFC90 300-749 Magic tale. 81 

the children and recognizes their story. He brings 
wife to dine and all is explained through toasts. 
ex /. ECPE no 105. 
707. Ill^e Virgin gives them bird or rod of virtue. 
IV b Cf Mt 403 VI *b. 

an /. FA p. 305: I a (Eldest says she should like 
to marry a baker; second, a cook; third, the king) 
b, II b (Sultan) a (Dog, cat and cork) c, III bed, 
IV a b c. 2. SCL p. 115: I a (Marry cook, pastry 
cook, king) b, II b (Merchant) a (Sisters say children 
disappear) c, III b (Brother gets water and singing 
tree) c (Fails to get bird) d, IV a b c. j. COAR p. 31 = 
CST p. I : I b (King marries tailor's daughter), II a 
(Jealous courtier accuses wife of giving birth to cat and 
snake) b c. III b (Bird and water) c (Brother succeeds), 
IV b c. as /. LRi\C no 6: I a (Marry baker, butcher, 
king) b, II b (Gardener) a (Dog, cat and piece of 
meat) c, III b c d, IV a b c. 2. LRAC no 19: la 
(Eldest says if he would marry her she should make 
a suit that could be put into a nutshell; second, a 
suit that could be put into a hazelnut; third, a boy 
with sun in his face and girl with moon in her face) b, 
II a (Motherinlaw writes) c b, III "e, IV b c. j. MPP 
p. 342: I a (First would like to marry prince so she 
could have servants; second, coach and dresses; third, 
so she could have prince himself) b, II b (gardener) 
a (Dog, cat and santo de palo) c, III b c d, IV a b c. 
ex /. BTPE X 175 = ETE p. 3: lb (Count marries 
poor girl) II a (Rejected mayordomo sends word to 
count that she has borne negro boy and girl by 
slave. Cf Mt 712 I a) b c, III be d, IV a (Count 
is among those turned to stone and freed by girl) 
be. nc /. ECPE no 119 : la (Eldest says if prince 
would marry her she should carpet entire palace with 
one yard of cloth ; second says she should do same with 

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a hand's breadth and have some left; third says she 
should bear him seven princes with star on forehead) 
b, II a (Motherinlaw has devil change letter to read 
seven dogs) c b, III "e, IV b (Children) c. 
708 'A. King picks rose for queen. He is awakened in 
night by voice; opens box in which rose has been 
placed, and out steps a beautiful maiden [D 431.1,1], 
She causes queen to be imprisoned, and becomes 
king's wife [K 191 1], Prince finds his mother and 
takes food to her secretl}'. Rosegirl sends prince 
to bring her water from fountain. On wa}' he 
meets old man who warns him not to look back 
or to be detained by girls at fountain. Rosegirl 
sends him back for three lemons; and for three 
oranges. He returns with all. She sends him awa}' 
from the palace. Old man disguises him and takes 
him. to palace of rosegirl's sisters. He blows out 
the lifecandles [E 742] of rosegirl and her sisters. 
Queen is restored, an /. BTPE I 172 = RSLT 
p. 39. 2. SCL p. 72. Cf LRAF p. 40 no 7 for 
n3'mph's thread from fountain. 
709. II *c Stepmother takes girl for a walk to a high cliff; 
opens diabolical book; trap opens in cliff and 
girl is buried. 
Ill *d Magic ring. *e Bewitched shoes, '^f Bewitched 

V •b Hunter's dogs discover the grave. Servant 
removes jewels and girl revives. Hunter offers to 
marry her but she will marry only the one who 
removed the jewels, '"'c Prince takes her to his 
room. His mother and servant discover her, and 
remove the shoes ; or she is left in church to be 
buried and sacristan removes shirtwaist, she revi- 
ves and prince marries her, *d Robbers give her 
much money and burn stepmother in boiling oil. 

FFCgo 300—749 Magic tale. 83 

Cf Mt •449 and Mt ••453. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 517 

no 2. 

as /. LRAC no 29: I b (Jealous of stepdaughter's 

beauty), II a (Servants bring dog's tongue) b (Girl 

stra3^s into robbers' cave and they adopt her), III *d, 

IV b (Bury her), V -b M. ex /. ECPE no 116: I b 
(Muleteers and witch tell her that stepdaughter is 
more beautiful than she), II a (Servants bring dog's 
eyes) b (Girl strays into robbers' house and they 
adopt her). III ^e, IV b, V ^c. nc /. ECPE no 115: 
I b, II "c b (Virgin releases her and she strays to 
robbers' house and the}^ adopt her), III *f, IV b, 

V *c M. 

710. Cf Mt 706 --^B. 

ar /. ECPE no 89. 

711 "A. Sterile woman wishes to give birth, even though 
it be only to a snake [T 511]. She gives birth to 
a snake and a girl [T 555]. Parents want girl to 
marry man she does not love. Snake gives her 
orange branch and tells her not to marry as long 
as it sta3'S green. But parents make her marry and 
snake goes to bottom of sea to live. Witch enchants 
girl, takes out her eyes and abandons her in woods. 
Shepherd befriends her. She has him lead her to 
seashore. Snakesister gives shepherd diamond leaves 
to sell witch for girl's eyes [E 781.2]. She restores 
girl's sight and makes her a palace across the street 
from her husband's house. He recognizes her. Witch 
is burned in oil. as /. LRAC no 9. 

712. I a Cf Mt 707 II a. b Cf Mt 451, IV b and Mt 
706 *B. 

715. an /. CG p 66 = WBVC p. 190. 2. ECPE no 254. 
as /. LRAC no 183. nc /. ECPE no 253. x /. BP 
I 259 cites N. Quepat, "Moitie-de-coq" in Melusine 

84 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

1878 I 182, who states that M. A. Lamothe has 
published a Spanish version of this tale in his Ligen- 
des de tons pays and questions that it may be a 
translation from F. Caballero. 

720 'A. Stepmother sends brother and sister on errands 
and promises sweet to one who returns first. Brother 
returns first; she cuts him to pieces and puts him 
in crock in cupboard. Sister finds him and buries 
one of his bones from which springs a white lily. 
Out of it steps brother much handsomer than before 
and says he will reward sister for burying and weeping 
over him. He tells her they will go b}' a bright way 
to Heaven and stepmother will go by a dark way 
to Hell, an /. COAR p. 94. 

726. Cf Mt*8o. 

[746—7 4 9 Witch]. 

••■746. Cf Mt 325. 

Girl will imitate witch and fly; but she misstates the 
formula and says "with God and Hoh' Mary" instead of 
"without . . .", or "below rivers, mountains, with all 
the devils" instead of "above ..." — and she knocks 
against roof or through brambles [D 176 1.3]. an /. 
ECPE no 161. 2. ECPE no 162. j. COAR p. 96 
(Religious modification), as /. LRAL p. 179 ^ 
LRAF p. 77. 

750—849 Religious tale. 

Cf Mt *243. 

■jjo — 779 God repays and punishes. 

750 A. r-'c Man is magically transported [D 2120] home 
in time to prevent his wife's marriage with 
another man [K 1568]. 

FFC 90 750—849 Religious tale. 85 

Libro de los enganos, — Comparetti, Sindibad 1869 
p. 48; see BP II 223. F. Wolf, M^iener SB 31, 185 
"Jesus, der Arme und der Reiche" = Seuianario pint, 
esp. 1850 p. 359; see BP II 228. 
an /. COAR p. 44 = CST p. 99: I b, II c. as /. 
LRAF p. 19 no 3: I a *c. Cf Mt 301 B VI. 2. LRAF 
p. 21 no 4: I a*c. Cf Mt 301 B VI. j. LRAF 
p. 18 no 2 = LRAL p. 171: Mt 750 A I a *c + Mt 
313 VI. 
B. Cf Mt 804. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 292 no 10. 
an /. COAR p. 85 (Rewarded with neverf ailing 
supply of bread), as /. LRAF p. 16 = LRAL p. 169 
(Rich man's land is made sterile [D 2056] while 
poor, hospitable man's land is made fertile [D 2162] 
+ Mt 750 A I '-c). Cf Mt 551. 2. LRAF p. 23 no 5. 
nc /. ECPE no 86 (Invited statue of Christ. Mone}'- 
falls out). 

''■'C. Powerful, wicked knight has good wife who prays 
for him. She gives shelter to two monks in barn, 
but induces husband to let them come into house. 
He shows them hospitality, repents and confesses 
with one of the monks. Monk has vision of knight's 
soul before Eternal Justice. His one act of hospi- 
tality outweighs all his sins. Monk awakes and finds 
knight has suddenly died, [an] /. CDI p. 392. 

751. as /. LRAC no 58 (She is granted cow, calf, house, 
dress and mayor for husband). 

753. as /. LRAC no 119. 

754 'A. Rich neighbor gives poor shoemaker new house 
and money. But shoemaker and wife become very 
unhappy with worry and fear of robbery, so they 
return house and money to neighbor and return 
happily to poverty, an /. ECPE no 90. 

86 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

*B. King sends pie filled with coins to poor miller who 
desires wealth. Later king passes by his house, finds 
everything renovated but miller is dead and grasps 
a paper in his hand which no one can take out but 
king [D 1 65 1. 1. 1]. Paper reads: I poor wanted it; 
you rich desire it; revive it if you can. an /. COAR 
p. 75 = CST p. 159. Cf Mt 1720 — Mt 1724. 

■'C. Poor hostler envies archbishop's mule its easy life 
and wishes he were the mule [J 21 10]. It instructs 
him to take hold of its ears [D 132.1]. He becomes 
mule and mule becomes monk. Hostler is frightened 
and runs to his mother for aid, but she is only 
frightened at him and archbishop's servants beat him. 
He carries archbishop with much confusion, and 
finally runs back to his inn. The monk is there 
and says he has discovered his wife is still alive 
and he prefers being mule to living with his wife 
[T 251], so they change places again, [le] /. ST 
p. 170. Cf Mt 1529 and Mt •1852. Cf Mt 1516— 
1520 for concl. 
755. Cf Mt 563 for shadowless person. 
756 A. as /. CTA p. 98 (Till it sprout flowers), nc /. 
ECPE no 81. 
B. as /. CTA p. 194 (Devil grants woman son and 
gives him an invulnerable horse and a magic ba5^onet. 
Son is very wicked but finall}^ confesses. For penance 
he works for seven years in king's gardens, eats 
onl}^ the leavings of the dogs, guards silence and 
gives all his earnings to the poor [Q 535]. Enemy 
attacks king just as hero's seven years are finished. 
With his horse and bayonet hero overcomes enemy 
and marries the princess). Cf Mt 425 I a. 

■•■D. Hermit or St. Peter asks Christ if anyone is more 
devout than he. He is directed to a widow who 
hides in her house and cares for the murderer of 

FFC 90 750—849 Religious tale. 87 

her only son, or to a butcher who shelters murderer 
of his father. 

Libro dc los ejeiuplos no CXLV. 
ex /. MPEL p. 98 II. oc /. MPEL p. 93 I. 
'■'E. One Christian shelters poor, another prays for souls, 
a third hears mass every day. They discuss which of 
them has most merit before God. They meet a man 
in road and ask him to be judge. He tells each 
to go into woods by different road, stop where 
night finds him, and return next day for answer. 
First spends night in cave where a hand provides 
food and bed; second, at foot of cliff surrounded 
b}' reptiles ; third, in tree which becomes covered 
with sweet scented flowers, several of which he 
puts into his pocket. Stranger tells first that 
hand of Charity served him ; second that reptiles 
were his sins, for he had misused money collected 
for souls; third that he should take the flowers from 
his pocket and on so doing he finds but one, which 
represents only mass he has heard with devotion. 
as /. LRAC no iii. 

■■758. Eve's children are divided into different social classes 
by God [A 1650. i]. an /. CCPA 1858 p. 127 = 
Ausgewdhlte Wcrke, transl. b}' L. G. Lemcke 14, 
164. 1862; see BP III 320. 

A. God took all the bad people to Heaven, tied them 
to a rope, hung them down and asked St. Peter to 
hold the rope while He went to say mass. St. Peter 
heard him say "Sursum carda" and thought he said 
"Suelta la cuerda", so he let go the rope and all 
the bad people fell down to earth and were crippled 
in one wa}?^ or another. Thus all wicked people are 
afflicted with some physical defect [A 1338]. ex /. 
FBE p. 57. 

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759. Libro de los ejeuiplos no CLXI. 

an /. COAR p. 102 (Lord shows St. Peter justice 
of His acts.) 2. FA p. 32 (Lord greets man cursing- 
mules as "child of God" and woman praying rosary 
as "child of the Devil". He explains to St. Peter 
that man is working hard to support his family while 
woman is a hj'pocrite). j. ECPE no 75 (St. Teresa). 
4. ECPE no 83 (Boy fated to hang. Stealing a 
picture. His wife cuts rope which descends from 
Heaven and he is freed of his fate), as /. CFAC 
p. 188 (Christ and St. Peter). 2. CFAC p. 194 
(St. Peter complains that pumpkins should grow on 
stately trees and acorns on lowly vines. Christ 
changes them. A large acorn falls and hits St. Peter 
on the nose), j. CFAC p. 196 (Christ and St. 
Peter meet two overturned carts. One driver kneels 
and prays to God for help; the other curses and 
tries to right his cart. God helps those who help 
themselves). 4. LRAC no 127 (Poor man gives 
shelter to Christ and St. Peter. St. Peter asks Christ 
to reward the poor man. Christ gives him riches. 
Man then turns dogs on paupers who come to his 
door), mu /. DCPC p. 72 (Christ punishes hospitable 
silkworm grower and rewards mean one. He tells 
St. Peter first is usurer, while second needs help. 
Old man dies; a priest will care for his wife and 
child). 2. DCPC p. 77 (St. Peter thinks if small 
vines give large melons, large tree should give huge 
acorns. Acorn falls on St. Peter's nose), nc /. BTPE 
II 95 (Christ tells St. Peter to pick up horseshoe. 
He refuses, saying it is valueless. Christ picks it up 
and later sells it to a smith and buys cherries with 
the money. As He eats them He drops one occa- 
sionally and St. Peter picks it up), oc /. ECPE no 74 
(Father pays for mass on St. Joseph's T>2iy. Two 

FFC 90 750—849 Religious tale. 89 

of his sons die on St. Josephi's Day. Father quits 
paying for masses. St. Joseph appears to him and 
shows him how two sons that died would have 
dishonored father. Third son lives and becomes a 
760. an /. FA p. 185 (Woman kills her children and 
disappears. Her body on fire and followed b}' children 
is seen at night. Her father's benediction causes the 
spectacle to disappear), as /. BTPE VIII 125 (After 
masses are said corpse does not appear again). 
2. LRAF p. 107 no i (Two brothers promise to make 
a pilgrimage. One dies. Other sees his brother's 
ghost which instructs him to fulfill their promise and 
ghost will accompany him). }. LRAF p. 108 no 2 
(Rich man steals neighbor's property by moving- 
landmarks. He dies and his ghost appears and asks 
help to move boundarymarks back to their proper 
place). 4. LRAF p. 108 no 3 (Man appears to 
shepherd and asks him to tear man's garment with 
his staff. Garment becomes flame and man disappears). 
■''A. Youth attacks hoi}' woman and then murders her. 
He flees and approaches a monastery. A pilgrim 
appears and tells him to enter the monaster}^, confess 
and he will be saved. He enters the monastery 
and leads an exemplary life but dies without 
confessing his sin. His corpse is found unburied. It 
instructs monks to remove holy wafer from its mouth 
and to bury it in unhallowed ground, x /. TLS 

P- 75- 
*B. Wicked rich man dies. Two men come and have 

priest hold chalice to corpse's mouth while they press 

on its neck and host falls out. Devils carry awa}' 

corpse, as /. LRAC no 27, 
*C. Man or woman pays for mass for dead or assists 

phantom priest to say mass and thereby frees soul 

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from Purgator}' and is rewarded, an /. ECPE no 
73. Cf Mt 326 ^'\ (CPA p. 73). as /. CTA p. 79. 
2. CTA p. 84. nc I. ECPE no 71. 2. ECPE no 72. 
oc /. ICCPP] no 70. 

*762. Man rides horse or ass which is the Devil. As he 
rides it becomes larger and larger and finally throws 
him over its head, as /. LRAF p. 64 no 6. 2. LRAL 
p. 167. 
765. as /. CTA p. 209. 

'766. St. Lawrence is burned by heretics. When burned 
on one side he asks to be turned on the other side. 
King remarks at this arrogance of a Spaniard. God 
punishes king by causing him to fall into fire. He 
laments that he is condemned while St. Lawrence 
is saved, an /. COAR p. loi. 

"767. Bo}' offers bread to statue of Christ or Virgin. Statue 
answers, "I shall give 3'ou some of my bread". 
Boy dies. 

Alfonso el Sabio, Caiitigas 1889, 2, 491 no 353 
'Como un menino' ; 209 no 39; see BP III 476. 

"769. Relations with saint. 

A. Devoted carpenter builds altar for St. Joseph, At 
death he names St. Joseph as guardian of his daughter. 
Old man reminds rich merchant of vow he had made 
to marry poorest and most virtuous girl if God saved 
his ship from a storm, and brings him carpenter's 
daughter whom merchant marries. Old man reveals 
himself as St. Joseph, an /. HCVK p. 192. 

B. St. Teresa begs a whole chicken at an inn. A man 
envies her and she invites him to eat with her. But 
he throws out the first mouthful because of its very 
bad taste. She explains to him that since she goes 
about in God's service, she must nourish her body, 
but in order not to give it pleasure, she always puts 

FFC 90 750—849 Religious tale. 91 

something in her food to give it a bad flavor, an /. 
f:CPE no 77. 
C. Two boys see bread lying at feet of saint's statue. 
They pick it up and lay down two ciiaiios. But 
their feet stick to the floor; they can move only 
toward the statue. The}' lay down two cuartos more 
but still they cannot move. Only when they lay 
down eight cuaiios, which is the price of the bread, 
can the}' get away [C 51.2.4]. as /. LRAC no 125. 

'■771. St Anthony wishes to go to school and learn about 
God. But to get to school he must cross river; his 
father owns the ferryboat and forbids boatman to 
carry him across. St. Anthony spreads his cape on 
water and it carries him across [D 1520.4]. When 
his father sees this miracle, he permits the boatman 
to take him across, as /. CTA p. 216. 

^773 A. Man never gives alms. Beggar asks for a bushel 
of wheat, a sack, and a servant to carry wheat. Man 
gives him all. On road beggar tells servant his 
master has died. Just then they see grayhound 
chasing rabbit. Beggar explains grayhound is Devil 
and rabbit is master. Rabbit runs to beggar for 
protection. Beggar opens book and reads man's 
sins. For every grain of wheat he gave beggar he 
will be pardoned one sin. When account is made, 
three grains are left over. Man's soul is saved. 
as /. LRAC no 128. 
B. Beggar asks for bushel of wheat. Miser gives him 
ten under promise that he will keep watch over body 
for three days when miser dies. On third night 
beggar sees God and Devil dispute over miser's soul. 
God says Devil may have it if he will fill a cask 
with money. God knocks bottom out of cask and 
hangs it in tree over gorge. Devil is unable to fill cask 
and leaves soul to God. oc /. ECPE no 88. 

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jSo^jSg Truth conies to light. 

780. Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVIII 550 no 5; 
557 "o 6. 
an 7. CL p. 41 = (with slight variations) COAR p. 29 
(Valencian version) = CST p. 77. 2. BTPE I 196 
(Cf Mt 550). as I. CTA p. 45. 2. CTA p. 49. 
*A. Servant girl wishes to visit her parents but is afraid 
to travel alone with her earnings of many years. 
Innkeeper accompanies her. He cuts off her head 
and takes her money. He hears voice saying he 
will pay for his crime. Two men offer him money 
to accompany them on journey. They buy calf's 
head which he carries under his cape. Policeman 
stops them and makes him show head which proves 
to be head of murdered girl. He is hanged, oc /. 
ECPE no 82. 
*B. Stepmother buries girl alive. Her hair grows as 
wheat or bush and sings her misfortune [E 631]. 
Thus she is discovered and dug up, alive and happy. 
Stepmother is burned or buried in same hole. 
ar I. ECPE no 152 : Mt -806 + Mt 780 ■■B. as /. CTA 
p. 41. 

785. F. G. Robles, Lryeiuias inoriscas Madrid 1885 I 173. 
La Enciclopedia 1880, 734; see BP II 155. Trueba. 
Sau Pedro me valga (La Academia 2 no 12. Madrid 
1874); see BP II 160. 

New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXIV 430 no 11. Porto 
Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXV 55 no 86. 
as 7. LRAC no 118: Mt 785 (Entrails) + Mt 330 A 
II b (Soldier) *g e ^h, III b, IV *e "h. oc i. ECPE 
no 168: Mt 785 (Entrails. Revive dead girl) + Mt 
330 A II b (Soldier) d "i c *j, III a b, IV *e *i. 2. ECPE 
no 169: Mt 785 (Kidneys. Sick man is burned; his 
ashes are put together and he is restored to health) 

FFC 90 750—849 Religious tale. 93 

+ Mt 330 A II b (Soldier) *h d c, III a, IV a *i. 
^. ECPE no 170 (Milt. Revive dead girl). 
791. an /. FA p. 32 (Guest disturbed by Lord and St. 
Peter praying, strikes St. Peter. The}^ continue to 
pra}^ Guest returns. This time Lord goes to the 
door but guest, believing him to be same one he struck 
before, passes by him and deals St. Peter more 
*792. Lord asks St. Peter what kind of fruit he likes best. 
St. Peter realh' prefers the grape and wine but as 
he is ashamed to admit it he saj^s he likes figs best. 
Lord commands that figtrees bear twice a year. 
St. Peter pulls his ear in disgust and wishes he had 
said he liked grape best. — This is why figtrees 
bear twice a year and St. Peter has one ear lower 
than the other, an /. FA p. 31. 

800 — 8op Matt ill Heaven. 

800. Cf Mt 1 710— 1 719. 

804. as 7. CFAG p. 191. 2. CFAC p. 192 (St. Peter 
complains because his mother is in Hell. Lord and 
St. Peter receive hospitality of mother and daughter 
who kill their only calf. As the}^ eat they throw 
bones back into corral and every one becomes a 
cow. Lord gives the girl bones to eat when she is 
sick. She eats them. Lord sa3's this is St. Peters' 
mother and she is cured and may enter Heaven). 
Cf Mt 750 B. ex I. EGPE no 78 (St. Catalina's 
*805. Husband dies. Wife cutting grass cannot find ham- 
mer and anvil to sharpen scythe. She goes to a 
dying neighbor and says, 'Tf you die, as you surely 
will, and go to Heaven, as you surely will not, ask 

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my husband where he left the hammer and anvil." 
Dying man's wife says, "If you go to Heaven, as 
3'ou surely will, if you die, as you surely will not, 
do not run around and get into trouble, but sit down 
by the Eternal Father and observe and keep still" 
[J 1481]. Cf BLC II 16. 
as /. LRAC no 117. 

*806. Stepmother sends girls with father's lunch but warns 
them not to give any to Virgin. First two obey 
and are sent to Hell where they are slashed on bed 
of razors and thrown into boiling pots. But third 
gives food to Virgin willingly and is sent to Heaven. 
St. Peter gives her three golden balls to play with. 
One by one she drops them and they land in Hell, 
but St. Peter recovers them for her. One falls on 
a mirror and breaks it. After awhile she is sent 
back to earth, ar /. ECPE no 152: Mt *8o6 + 
780 *B. 

''■■807. Three musicians who play at ecclesiastical ceremo- 
nies and are great gluttons die at the same time 
and go to Heaven's gate. St. Peter opens the gate 
wide for a missionary and the musicians slip in 
[K 2370]. Ihey are told St. James is going to 
deliver a sermon and are invited to attend. But 
the}?- slip out; thinking to return when it is over. 
St. Peter shuts the gate after them, as /. CFAC 
p. 184. 

*808. Man dies and goes to Heaven but tells St. Peter 
he desires to return to earth. St. Peter shoves 
him inside. He appeals to Death and Eternal 
Father but cannot get permission to return. He 
appeals to an old friend. Finally God puts him 
back on earth before his own house one year 
after his death. His family does not recognize 
him. His mother is praying for him and he 

FFC 90 750—849 Religious tale. 95 

takes her back to Heaven with him. mu /. DCPC 
P- 55- 

810 — 814 Man proiniscd to Devil. 

812. II "^e Devil agrees to release man if he can guess 
name of Devil's companion. 
Cf Mt 500. 

as /. LRAC no 193: I a (Man signs contract giving 
his soul to Devil), II '-'e, III a. 

*817. Wife answers knock at door late at night. A horse- 
man asks to be shown the highwa}^ She guides 
him to outskirts of village and bids him go with 
God. On hearing God's name he puts spurs to his 
horse. She thinks branches are falling from chestnut 
trees and gets husband to gather firewood, but they 
discover that none fell, as /. LRAF p. 60 = LRAL 
p. 166. 

*819. Poor discharged soldier asks alms of shoemaker who 
tells him he will give him a pair of shoes if soldier 
can beg something from. Iaw5^er. Soldier tells lawyer 
he has come from Hell which is full of lawyers and 
notaries up to the neck in fire. Lawyer is frightened 
and decides to help poor and gives soldier a suit 
[X 455]. Shoemaker gives him shoes, as /. LRAC 
no 112. 
821 *C. Girl rebukes her mother for saying, "Cursed be 
the Devil!" because, she says, he is already cursed 
enough ; or man donates money for pedestal of new 
statue of St. Michael because priest tells him it sig- 
nifies the Devil. Devil, to repay this kindness, 
carries girl's clothes to river as she goes to wash; 
or shows man a treasure, advises him how to mark 
the spot, and man wakes up in a mess, as /. LRAC 
no 26. 2. LRAC no 59. 

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822. as /. CFAC p. i89.(Christ explains to St. Peter why 
He grants bad woman a good husband and good 
woman a bad husband: in each case the good one 
will reform the bad one). 

831 *A. Man wishes to have illicit intercourse with innocent 
girl but God protects her by causing crucified body 
to appear to the man on her door, or her body 
to appear as black goat to him; or girl, having 
yielded, repents and burns herself to death in oven 
and is saved. The man repents or dies of fright 
an /. ECPE no 85. as /. BTPE VIII 117. 2. ECPE 
no 84. 
*B. Woman finds goat, takes it in by fire and feeds it 
hot broth. It watches her undress, makes fun of her 
and goes out chimney. Or she promises one to St. 
Anthony if her goat gives birth to two, but she 
regrets this gift and finds a 3'oung goat which 
disappears when she says, "God keep 5'oul" as /. 
LRAF p. 64. 2. LRAL p. 168 ■A and *B. Cf Mt 
510 11 --g. 

*C. To avoid paying toll corn, woman comes to mill at 
night to grind her corn. A black dog tries to prevent 
her from taking the ground corn and follows her. 
Another dog protects her from the first and she 
keeps feeding it corn until her basket is empty. 
Dog laughs and tells her now she has paid the toll 
[Q 205]. as 7. LRAF p. 62. Cf Mt 510 B (LRAC 
no 32). 

*D. Three girls grind corn at night. The}^ sleep in 
mill. On waking they find a new baby. Each 
accuses the other of being its mother. One takes 
it home and leaves it by fire while she prepares 
milk. It perches over fire and mocks her. as /. 
LRAF p. 62. Cf Mt 510 B (LRAC no 32). 

FFCgo 750—849 Religious tale. 97 

*834. Old woman dies. Husband puts candles on her grave 
every night and prays. He finds hare scratching at 
cemetery gate. He opens gate and it escapes. Second 
night hare appears and tells him it commands in 
this cemetery and no one enters there without its 
permission. Third night hare tells him it is useless 
to pray and place candles on grave since his wife 
is condemned, nc /. ECPE no 97. 
*835. I. Skull or ghost is invited to dine; accepts the 

invitation and invites the host to dine with it 

the following night. Cf Mt 470 I. 
II. a) He goes to dine with skull or ghost but is 

saved from perdition by carrying cross, relics, etc.; 

or b) by grateful dead. Cf Mt 505— Mt 508 

for grateful dead. 
an /. ECPE no 80: I, II a. as /. LRAC no 28: 
I, II a b. nc /. ECPE no 79: I, II a. oc /. MPEL 
p. 127 no III: I. 
836. Pride, disrespect, avarice, bad temper, selfishness, 
curiosity, slander are punished. 
*A. (Hungarian Mt 753 I:) Traveller is asked where he 
is going. He replies he is going home. He is turned 
into a frog until he is willing to say, "I am going 
home, // God so ivills' . an /. COAR p. 88 = HCVK 
p. 190 = CST p. 181. 
*B. Carnival revelers do not stop dancing or unmask 
when Church official passes by. When they finally 
wish to stop and unmask they cannot. Thus they 
continue dancing for several days and become negroes 
[Q 222]. as /. BTPE VIII 128. 
*C. Fine black hen comes and lays a large white egg 
every day. Finally she ceases to lay and woman 
will no longer feed her. Hen says she will not lay 
unless fed, and flies out the window Woman conclu- 

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des this was a lesson for her avarice [Q 272]. an /. 
COAR p. 82 = CST p. 189. X /. "Las wilis" in 
La crdnica, Madrid 1845 "^ 37 P- 289. 

■•"'D. Mean and ugly cobbler has daughter in love with 
soldier. He is continually threatening to throw last 
at people. They call him Tio Hontiazo and make 
fun of him [X 462]. an /. CPA |). 94 = CST p. 127. 

■"E. Farmer sows wheat, barley and rye. When they 
are ripe he goes to cut them. Each tries to beg 
off, telling him wh}^ he should cut the others. God 
punishes them by having man cut, beat and grind 
them all. Man eats wheat and r3'e himself and 
gives barley to his mules, oc /. ECPE no 98. 
"F. Curious old woman sits at her window to see what 
happens in the street at night. Supernatural being 
passes b}^ and gives her a torch or candle which 
becomes a leg or a dead man [Q 341]. She dies 
or is protected by relics. — Or St. Teresa wishes 
to become confessor. To test her God gives her a 
small box not to be opened for three days, but she 
opens it. Cf Mt 141 6 and Mt ■'1550 C. 
Mexico: Boas JAF XXV 226 no 7. 
an /. ECPE no 76. 2. ECPE no 95. as /. BTPE 
VIII 119. nc /. ECPE no 96. For other similar 
versions see LRAF p. 70 no i; p. 70 no 2; p. 71 
no 3; p. 71 no 4; p. 72 no 5; p. 73 no 6 ; p. 73 
"o 7! P- 74 110 ^I ^'so LRAL p. 174. 

*G. Neighbor or rejected suitor slanders girl before her 
lover. He abandons her and she dies of grief. 
Slanderer confesses and does penance. Girl's ghost 
appears to slanderer, has him throw water on ground 
and then orders him to pick it up again. When he 
cannot she tells him it is just as impossible to restore 
lost honor. She jerks out his tongue or he dies 
[Q 417]. — Or man dies and his wife prays 

FFC 90 750—849 Religious tale. 99 

to God to bring him back. God consents to leave 
him in corner of room. Ever}^ night when she comes 
home he asks her where she has been. She says 
she has been working to support their children. 
She grows tired of this questioning and asks priest 
what to do to get rid of him. Priest has her answer 
him that she has been bearing false witness against 
maidens and married ladies. He replies that God 
pardons all but that; and he disappears, an /. 
CTA p. 93. as /. LRAC no 126. nc /. ECPE 
no 94. 
S39. Libro de hs cjeuiplos no LVI. 

540 ''A. Adam mourns death of Abel. Lord says, "Be 
consoled, for yours will be a numerous progeny. 
I shall give you a glimpse of the future". Adam 
sees the whole world populated with different races, 
but turns away disconsolate, for these were the 
sons of Cain, and they were at war with one another. 
an /. COAR p. 109. 
844. (Mt 949^- in Rum.) Shirt of happiness, [ar] /. PMC 
p. 121. 

''^846. Christ and St. Peter are invited to help themselves 
to figs by owner of fig tree. St. Peter advises he 
be rewarded, and Christ grants that the tree be fruitful 
and anyone who climbs into it to get figs may have 
a bad fall. This is wh}^ one has a bad fall when 
one falls out of a fig tree. St. Peter enters an inn 
for a drink of water; but he gets wine and Christ 
smells it on him. But he denies it and says they 
can burn all the vineyards and tear down all the 
inns so far as he is concerned. So Christ sends 
plagues on the vines and it is looked down upon to 
enter inns, mu /. DCPC p. 69. 

*847. Honest}' and Fraud start a farm in partnership. Fraud 
cheats Honesty in ventures with fowls, corn and fish. 

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They move into town and hire a housekeeper. Fraud 
is to have use of her right side, Honesty of her 
left. Left side alone is of little use. Fraud falls in 
love with housekeeper and wishes to marry her. 
But to induce Honesty to relinquish his right to her 
left side he must repa}' double the money Honesty 
has lost in their enterprises and must confess his 
frauds publicly [K 1635]. Mob surges upon Fraud 
and he flees, x /, HCWT p, 189. 

^'848. Truth and Justice determine to distribute all money 
they gain. With their beauty they have onl}- to 
show themselves and people give them mone}'. 
Avarice joins them and becomes banker, and pushes 
Truth off bridge and drowns her, so the money will 
be divided between two instead of three. Since 
then there has been no truth in the world. Justice 
seeks to punish Avarice who takes refuge in a church 
and probably will remain there until the church falls. 
an /. FA p. 124. 

"849. A. Two girls are shut in room by stepmother. They 
adore a statue of Christ Child who comes down from 
pedestal and plaj's with them, but will never go 
with them to visit their sick father. Virgin asks 
Christ Child to go with her to visit a sick person. 
Girls remind Him that He would not visit their 
father. He tells them to ask His mother, for He 
delights in benefactions which pass through her 
hand, an /. COAR p. 97. 
B. Poor laybrother finds old mutilated statue of Virgin 
but has no mone}' to have it restored. He solicits 
sewing from wealthy lady, takes it before the statue 
and prays for aid. The statue does the sewing 
for him and thus he earns money to have statue 
restored. Others see the miracle, an /. COAR 
p. 99. 

FFC 90 850—999 Novella. 101 

850—999 Novella. 

8^0 — 86^ Hand of princess is won. 

850. Cf Mt^572; Mf^594; Mt 853 "-A; and Mt 900 *A. 
851—854. Cf 571— Mt 574. 
S51. Cf Mt 927 *B. 

II Various, depending on riddle in III. 
Ill •■'d I shot at what I saw; killed what I did 
not see ; and ate that which was not born. 
My mother killed Panda; Panda killed three, 
■•■'e Borona killed Paula; Paula killed two; two 
killed seven. I passed between the hard and 
soft, below was the dead, above were two sin- 
ging. I ate unborn meat, cooked with the Holy 
Writ, and drank water which was neither in 
the sky nor on earth, -'f Dead Paula killed 
seven; seven killed three. I shot at what I saw, 
killed what I did not see; and ate dead and 
unborn meat passed through the flames of the 
Church. I drank water neither in the sky nor 
on earth. Hard on soft and three birds on top 
singing, ''g Drink this wine which a culiblanca 
was carrying to its nest. I come mounted on 
that which is not born and am dressed from its 
mother, '^h Cuckoo on pine; fish on bridge; 
snake in hole; last in sack; and on entering the 
palace — chuchurrutaco. " i Cake killed Adela; 
Adela killed three. I ate unborn meat and drank 
water which was neither in the sky nor on earth. 
*] Cuckoo above cuckoo I see; serpent in hole; 
on entering the palace — chuculatrero. "k I took 
what I did not want. I threw the good out of 
the better. He spoke to me whom I had never 

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IV Cf Mt 900 *A. "c He accepts money instead of 

princess, ■•d He explains his riddle and refuses 

the princess, insulting her and the king on 

account of their stupidity. 

Demofilo, Enigmas y adivi)iauzas, Seville 1880 p. 310; 

see BP I 193. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXV 27 no 69. 
an /. RMCP I 395 = E 1879 segunda epoca, nos i 
and 2: I, II (Donke}' eats his poisoned bread and 
dies; seven birds eat donkey flesh and die; three 
paupers eat birds and die. He throws stone at hare, 
misses it and kills another hare he had not seen 
and which was pregnant. He roasts dead hare over 
lamp in hermitage, eats it and drinks water under 
lamp. He sees his dead donkey floating in river 
and three birds on the carcass), III "f, IV a. 2. ECPE 
no 5 = ETCP p. 42: I, II (He shoots at one hare 
but kills another; eats it and its unborn voung. His 
ass eats poisoned loaves and dies. Three jackdaws 
eat flesh of ass and die), III *d, IV (Cf Mt 900 "A) a. 
^. ECPE no 7: II (He sees cuckoo in pinetree, fish 
on bridge, snake in hole and shoemaker with sackful 
of lasts. On entering palace he sees frying fish and 
says, "ChuchjH-mfaco''), III *h + Mt 570 I, III c, IV a 
(Truths) b. 4. ECPE no 8: II (He sees two cuckoos- 
in tree, one higher than the other, serpent in hole. 
On entering palace he sees water being drawn from 
well and says, "C/uicu/atiero''), III *j, IV *d. j. ECPE 
no 16: I, II (Going up palace steps he stubs his toe. 
They tell him to throw a bull out of a wheatfield. 
He finds a treasure whose location someone reveals 
to him in a dream). III • k, IV (Princess cannot guess^ 
so she has to marr}^ him), as /. LRAC no 132: I, 
II (He feeds poisoned cake to dog which dies. Three 
crows eat dog's flesh and die. He finds hare almost 

FFC go 850—999 Novella. 103 

frozen, kills it and eats its unborn young. He drinks 
water under lamp in chapel) III *i + Mt 570 I, 
II, III b, IV a (Truths) b. 2. LRAC no 133: I, II 
(He feeds poisoned bread to dog which dies. Two 
birds eat dog's flesh and die. Seven birds eat the 
two birds and die. He sees dead ass under bridge 
and two birds singing on rail. He finds a dying' 
hare, takes out its unborn 3'oung and roasts them 
over fire made with leaves from old massbook. He 
drinks water under lamp in church), III ■•'e, IV ■c. 
nc /. PXPE no 6: II (He kills mare, takes out its 
unborn colt alive and makes a cape from mare's 
skin. He rides colt to palace. On way he sees a 
culiblonca with bunch of grapes in its beak. He kills 
it, and puts juice from grapes in bottle), III "g + 
Mt 570 I, II, III c (Princess to buy rabbit must kiss 
mule under tail), IV a b. 
■''A. King offers princess to one who can guess where she 
sleeps. She would give suitors wine which put them 
to sleep. Hero does not drink wine and follows her 
over pine across ditch and as wind through keyhole. 
He takes three forks, heads of three partridges 
and a handkerchief as proof, oc /. ECPE no 12: 
Mt 851 *A + Mt 570 I. II, III b (To buy rabbit), 
IV a b. 
852 ''A. Princess will marr}' only one who can lie more 
than she. Hero says he planted palmtree which grew 
so fast it carried him up with it and he arrived in 
Heaven just in time for marriage of the eleven 
thousand virgins [X 922], etc. etc. Princess admits 
he can lie more than she. She will not marry him 
but appoints him director of the Gazette [X 452] 
where he continues his lying, ao /. COAR p. 78 = 
CST p. 80. For descent on moonbeam see Libro 
de los ejemplos no VII. 

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853 •A. Princess is offered to one who can make her laugh. 
Hero pla3's guitar and is rewarded with magic napkin 
which provides food, glass which provides liquor and 
guitar which causes everyone to dance. He cannot 
make the princess laugh and is thrown into prison. 
He sells napkin to princess for permission to look 
at her toe; glass for permission to look at her knee; 
guitar to sleep with her (she must sa}- no to ever}'- 
thing he asks). They marry. Cf Mt 571 — Mt 574 
and Mt 850. an /. ECPE no 177. 

854. New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXVII 135 no 16. Porto 
Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 302 no 21 ; 312 
no 22. (M. R. Cox, Cinderella London 1893, 'La 

an /. BTPE I i78 = RSLT p. 44 (Golden parrot). 
Cf Mt 313 II d. 
••'857. Princess and king's barber fall in love. King forbids 
their marriage and princess runs awa}'. King sends 
barber to seek her. In woods he bemoans fate that 
he has fallen in love with princess. She is hidden 
in tree trunk and bemoans fate that she has fallen 
in love with barber. He cannot discover from whence 
her voice proceeds and goes to sleep [T 47. ij. 
She takes his clothes, leaves her own and becomes 
barber to neighboring king [K 1837]. Barber in her 
clothes comes to same court and king falls in love 
with him in this disguise [K 1321]. King confides 
his love to his "barber". She steals back her own 
clothes and reveals all to the king. He arranges 
her marriage to the barber, [le] /. ST p. 79. 
*859. In bed servant sa3's, "House of m}- father with one 
hundred and fift}' lights and goatpen". His master 
believes him to be of a wealthy family and marries 
his daughter to him. The}- go to visit his parents, 
arrive at a hut and he explains the lights are stars 

FFC 90 850—999 Novella. 105 

whose beams enter through cracks in the roof. One 
goat is tied to a tree [A pun]. The girl really loves 
him and rescues his famil}- from poverty [K 1955]. 
as /. LRAC no 39. 

"860. King offers hand of princess to one who brings 
him glass of all waters [H 1377. i], bouquet of all 
flowers [H 1377.2] and hazelnuts of ay, ay, ay! 
[H 1377.3]. Hero sets out and meets a child [N 827] 
who gives him seawater, beehive and hazelnuts 
with thorns so that king cries, "Ay, ay, a)'!" when 
he takes them. — Or man takes along shepherd 
to make princess talk [H 347]. Shepherd insults 
her and she bursts forth in indignation [H 347.1]. 
Shepherd has made her talk and claims her for his 
own wife, as /. CTA p. 119: Mt -Seo (Introd) + Mt 
921 b ^f d (Gather wool) + Mt ■860 (Concl). 2. LRAC 
no 48 : Mt -'860 (Introd) + Mt 921 b + Mt -^860 (Concl). 

'865. Prince comes to marry princess, but on seeing how 
ver}' ugly she is, he says he is dazzled by her beauty 
and will marr}- someone less beautiful. To spite 
him, she sa3's she will marrv the king's barber but 
he declines and king has him beheaded. Prince 
suggests a tournament for her hand, but no knight 
is unhorsed. King offers her to first to be wounded. 
All fight with fur}^ and all are wounded. Finally a 
blind fiddler offers to marry her and is accepted 
[T 68, X 728]. Cf Panchatantra, transl. by J. Alemany 
Bolufer, Madrid, Perlado Paez, 1908 p. 384 (Book 
V, tale 13) Princess with three breasts marries 
blind man. 
[ex] /. ST p. 9. 

8']o — S'jg Heroitie marries prince. 

870 ^'B. Pregnant princess wishes to marry man of better 
condition than one who seduced her. She murders 

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latter and her baby and has maidservant who is 
virgin throw the one in a well and bury the other, 
and then take her place in bridal bed. She dismisses 
the servant without pa3^ Servant writes to princess 
complaining how poorly she has been rewarded for 
throwing a fish in water, planting a tree and lending 
a flower. Husband discovers the letter; the truth 
is revealed; he has wife thrown in well and marries 
servant girl, 

as /. LRAC no 37 = RPZ XXXV 199. 
875. le /. KDCS p. 114 no III: (King builds palace door 
low to force man to stoop — bow — when he enters. 
Man enters backwards. Eidenspiegel^ see T. Murner, 
Die Giiuchmatt, ed W. Uhl, Leipzig, Teubner 1896 
p. 268 ff) + (King orders man to bring swarm of 
flies within 24 hours. He attracts them with dead 
donkey) + Mt 875 II a + (Man obtains permission to 
choose tree on which he is to be hanged. He cannot 
find tree that pleases him and he is pardoned. 
Cf Solomon ct Marcolfns, ed W. Benar}^, Heidelberg 
1 91 4, Sammlung mittellateinischer Texte 8). 
*878. Marquis takes poor girl to palace as maid. When 
his mother finds out he is in love with girl, she 
dismisses her. He takes medicine to make him 
delirious and doctors say he will die if he cannot 
marry girl. Mother permits the marriage, as /. LRAC 
no 36. 

880 ■ — 8gg Fidelity and innocence. 

882. as /. LRAC no 114. 2. LRAC no 115. 

883 A. nc /. ECPE no 106. 

887. Juan Manuel, Conde Luranor. ed Knust & Birch- 

Hirschfeld, Leipzig 1900, Ejemplo XXVII (See R. F. 

Rockwood, "A Spanish 'patient persecuted wife' 

FFC go 850—999 Novella. 107 

tale of 1329" in Romanic Review 1916 VII 235). 
as /. LRAC no 35, 
889. Cf Mt 516. 

as /. LRAC no 51 (Faithful servant gives heart of 
master's favorite bull to friend's or neighbor's daughter 
who promises to sleep with him), oc / ECPE no 48 
(Same variation as in as i). 

'^891. Seer tells man his wife has stolen his money and 
given it to her lover. Man threatens to kill his 
wife, but their child says pig ate the money. Man kills 
pig and finds money. He begs his wife's forgivness. 
Libra lie los cjeniplos no CCXCIII. 
as /. LRAC no 122. 
893. Cf Mt 1 38 1 -A. 

'895. Prince keeps peasant girl secretly as his mistress. 
His parents marry him to a princess. He stabs her 
to death on bridal night. Same happens to second 
princess, but third follows him on his nightly visit 
to peasant who begs prince not to kill princess. He 
goes to war. Princess places peasant in a convent 
where she desires to be, and pretends peasant's 
newborn child is her own. Prince returns, finds 
peasant in convent but she begs him to forget her 
and live with his wife and child. He does so. 
an 7. ECPE no 36. 

"*896. Count does not return from war. His wife sets out 
to find him. She arrives at fine palace, discovers 
it belongs to her husband who is about to marry 
[N 725.1]. Disguised as peasant [K 1835] she tells 
her story and reveals herself. He accepts her as 
his wife, x /. BPS p. 20 = SCE p. 59. 

()oo — go 4 Shreik'ish ivife is reformed. 

900. 11 •'c She refuses to marry her lover because he eats 
food he dropped. 

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III ^d Disguised count induces her with magic gifts 

to marry him. 

IV % She must endure hardships of woods and finally 

faints from exhaustion, ''h She drops an egg the}^ 
have begged; it breaks, and she stoops to eat it. 

V *b When she comes to, all is as it had been on 

wedding day when she scorned the count. She 

becomes a model wife. *c He reminds her of 

food he dropped and she recognizes him. 

Duran, Romancero general, I, 163 no 308—16: see 

BP I 448. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa jAF XXXIV 197 no 51 ; 

XXXIX 242 no 17. 
as /. LRAC no 38: II *c, Ilia, IV *h, V ^c. le /. 
ECPE no 179: II *c. III c, IV b, V (He reveals him- 
self and they marry), x /. BPS p. 303: 11 "c, III M, 

IV % v-%. 

■••A. Boy pretends madness when rejected by his lover. 
Disguised as peddler he sells her a bracelet for a 
look at her foot, ring for look at calf of leg and 
earrings to sleep with her [T 451] but she shuts 
herself in room and gives him shirtwaist instead. 
He exhibits the shirtwaist at her wedding with another 
suitor and wins the bride, oc /. ECPE no 180. 
Cf Mt 850 I and Mt 851 IV. 

901. Juan Manuel, Condc Lucanor, no XXXV. 

as /. LRAC no 123 (Laz}^ wife. He beats his bag 
for lazinessj. le /. ECPE no 91 (He shoots his 
donke}'). 2. ECPE no 92 (Lazy wife. He beats her 
and breaks her arm; pays the doctor double his fee 
in anticipation of second beating). 

gio — <)i4 Good precepts. 

910 A. New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXIV 409 no 4; 
XXXVII 298 no II. 

FFCgo 850-999 Novella. 1^ 

le /. ECPE no 68 (Do not hire a Galician servant; 
do not throw refuse in your woods; never trust a 
secret to your wife), nc /. ECPE no 163 (Do not trust a 
slick stone, lapdog nor blond man): see Mt 1000 nc i. 
B. Cf Juan Manuel, Condc Lucatwr no XXXVI (Son 
sleeps with mother). Libro de Patronio in Bib. de 
Aut. Esp. vol. LI p. 406. 

an /. COAR p. 104 = CST p. 183. as /. LRAC 
no 52 (Never sleep at inn where old innkeeper has 
young wife. Master gives him bread containing money). 
2. CTA p. 134 (Never stop where you find an old 
man and young wife and black cat sitting by fire. 
Master gives him pie containing money), nc /. ECPE 
no 64 (Never ask about what does not concern you. 
Master gives him bread containing money), oc /. 
ECPE no 63 (Mind your own business. Money \n 
bread). 2. ECPE no 65 (Never ask about what does 
not concern you. Man follows this advice and is 
rewarded with a sack of money). 3. ECPE no 66 
(Mind your own business and do not seek shelter 
where either husband or wife is old. Money in pie). 
4. ECPE no 67 (Never dispute with anyone but do 
what you are told. Master gives him box to be opened 
at moment of greatest joy. It contains money). 
D. Cf Mt 563. 

X /. BPS p. 131 (After squandering money disco- 
vered when he tried to hang himself, he digs a hole 
in which to stick his head and smother himself; but 
he discovers buried treasure, squanders part and 
the rest is stolen. Again he attempts suicide but 
gun refuses to discharge and noose breaks after he 
jumps off cliff with rope around his neck. He falls 
into sea and is rescued by his sweetheart. They 
wed, he goes to work and is happy). 
915. as /. LRAC no 33. 

lo R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

p20 — 929 Clever youth. 

921. a • ■' Why are bells ringing? Because bishop is going 

to confirmation. 
c ■■■- Feather is unburying the dead and burying the 

living. He is in cemetery taking out dead trees 

and putting in live ones, 
■^•f Sister is crying her laughter of last year. She 

is crying because she is pregnant. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 334 no 47. 
as /. CTA p. 119: Mt*86o + Mt 921 b"fd( Gathe- 
ring wool). 2. LRAC no 48: Mt ' 860 + Mt 921 b. 
oc /. ECPE no 15: a'-' c'"- d •f. 

922. I c*- King rewards both. *d Devil, posing as girl 

who wishes to become a nun, asks the questions 
of the bishop, •''e St. Anthony, disguised as 
beggar, answers. 

II *1 What was God's first miracle? Man. ^'m Where is 

land higher than Heaven? The Celestial Throne. 

•*n How far is it from Heaven to Hell? Only 

3^ou, Satan, know, 'o How far is it from earth 

to sun? 847,000 leagues, and if you do not 

believe me, have it measured. 

Libro de los ejeiitplos no CCCXXXII and no CCCXCII. 

"Aus dem Eulenspiegel wiederum schopfte der unbe- 

kannte Verfasser des 2. Teiles des spanischen 

Romans 'Lazarillo de Tormes' (1555 ch 18 = Aribau, 

Novelistas ant. a Cervantes 1846 p. 108) seine Schil- 

derung des Examens Lazaros auf der Universitat 

Salamanca. — Bei B. Fernandez de Velasco, Deleyte 

de la discrecion y fdcil escucla de la agudeza 1743 

p. 22 errat ein Pfarrer drei Gedanken Philipps II, 

der auf der Jagd bei ihm eingekehrt ist;" see BP 

III 215. Timoneda, Patraftuelo 1576 no 14 = BTPE 
III 154 (cf Menendez y Pelayo, Origencs de la novela 

f FC 90 850—999 Novella. 

2 LVI (1907); see BP III 224. Trueba, Ctwntos 
popitlares 1875 p. 287 (cf Archiv / Lifgrsc/i g, 42.2) ', 
see BP III 227. Torres Naharro, Propaladia (151 7 
ed Menendez 1900 2, 378), see BP III 231. 
an /. COAR p. 92 : I *d *e, II *1 *m *n. 2. ECPE 
no 13 = ETCP p. 43: I a, II h e k. as /. LRAC 
no 45 : I a b (Servant), II h g k. 2. CTA p. 124: 
I a b c, II e h k. x /. METS p. 106: I a b (Lay 
brother) c*-, II --o h k. 
923. Cf Mt 510 I c. 

as /. BTPE Vm 175 = SCE p. 47. 2. MPP p. 341. 
oc I. ECPE no 107. 
*925 A. King says that when his favorite horse dies he 
will kill him who brings the news of its death 
[P 12], or he simply leaves orders that he should 
be told of it indirect^. Servant tells king that flies 
enter the horse's mouth and come out under its tail 
[J 1675]. King exclaims that horse must have died. 
Servant reminds him that not he but the king has 
said that it died, as /. LRAC no 56. 2. CTA p. 
233 (Cf Mt 655). 
B. Count leaves orders to be informed indirectlv about 
birth of child. Servant asks him if he is winning 
or losing at dice, for his wife wishes to know whether 
yes or no, meaning whether she should throw the 
child into river or not, because he had said if it 
were a girl, it should be thrown into river. He asks 
if it is he or she. Servant girl replies, "It is you", 
meaning it is a boy [J 2496]. Count then tells her 
to sa}' no, meaning not to throw boy in river. 
as /. LRAC no 136. 
927 "A. Formerly I was daughter, now I am mother ; 
I have a son who was the husband of my mother 
[H 807]. This was a girl who nursed her impri- 
soned father through a crack in the wall [R 81]. 

112 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folkta les. FFC 90 

King agrees to free her father if she can bring a 
riddle he cannot solve. She brings the above riddle. 
Her father is freed [H 543]. an /. ECPE no 17. 
*B. Drink this wine which bird took to nest [H 806]; 
I come on an unborn horse and between my legs 

I bring its mother [H 792]. Stork took bunch of 
grapes to nest; boy took them and made wine. He 
took dead colt from horse he was riding and made 
his saddle from its skin. King agrees to free boy's 
father if he can bring a riddle king cannot solve. 
He brings the above riddle. His father is freed 
[R 156]. le /. ECPE no 18. Cf Mt 851. 

g^o — 94 g Fate. 

930. I '• b Rich merchant notes growing love between his 
daughter and poor neighbor's son, and deter- 
mines they shall not marry. 

II ''d Merchant orders servant to throw bo}- into sea. 

■^e Servant abandons boy on beach. *f Boy is 
rescued b}- the merchant's ship. 

III *c Boy becomes the ship's captain, becomes wealthy 

and marries the merchant's daughter. *d Boy 

reveals his identity. 
as /. LRAC no 41 : I a (Rich merchant), II *d *e *f, 
III^cM. 2. CTA p. 129: I^b, II-d*f, Ill^c^d. 
*A. Prince is fated to marry shepherd's daughter. He 
abandons her in woods, but his uncle finds her. 
Prince leaves rings in dirty water in washbowl and 
girl throws all into sea. He accuses her of stealing 
them. Uncle casts her out. Birds bring her rings. 
Prince resigns himself to his fate and marries her. 
as I. LRAC no 17. 
931 '^A. Deer asks hunter, "Why do 3^ou pursue me, slayer 
of your parents?" Hunter is frightened and, leaving 

FFC 90 850—999 Novella. 113 

home, he marries in a distant town. His parents 
search for him and come to his house while he is on 
hunt. His wife lets them sleep in her bed. Early 
in the morning husband returns while wife is at 
mass, and, seeing two strangers in her bed, kills 
them. Wife returns and says his parents are in her 
bed. He falls dead, as /. LRAC no 53. 

■932. Gyps}^ says prince will marry girl called Maria del 
Rosario. He finds her but her stepmother tries to 
substitute her own daughter. He has intercourse with 
Maria, gives her a locket, tells her to follow him and 
flees. She is taken in at palace where she gives 
birth. Queen and prince are godparents. Prince 
recognizes his locket on the baby and marries its 
mother, le /. ECPE no 118. 

*936. Rich couple pra}- to St. Anthony for bab}' [T 542]. 
Boy is born but fated to hang when he is twenty 
3'ears old [M 350]. Mother tells him those who take 
bigger part of what he offers them are selfish. He 
finds all are selfish until he meets a beggar who 
refuses larger share. They join company but beggar 
makes him pledge to share all the}' have when they part 
company. Boy works as clerk and marries master's 
daughter, but beggar makes him promise not to touch 
her until he is twenty. When he becomes twenty, 
two angels hang him but Virgin saves him. Beggar 
demands his wife be cut into two parts, according 
to their agreement. Boy asks that God's will be 
done. Beggar reveals himself as St. Anthony. Boy 
lives happily with wife, [an] /. BTPE V 119 
(Cf Mt 505— Mt 508). 

940. Cf Mt 313 V b and Mt 425 IV f. 

as /. LRAC no 55 (They revenge themselves by 
baring her in moonlight and spanking her). 

114 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

945 *A. Money and Fortune decide to test their power 
on poor man. Money gives him a dollar but he 
loses it on way to buy bread; a goldpiece, but 
merchant declares it is counterfeit; 2,000 reales, but 
robbers take it from him. Fortune comes to his 
aid and he finds dollar he had lost; merchant finds 
the goldpiece is not counterfeit and returns it toge- 
ther with cloth to make amends for having wrongl}' 
accused him; police capture robbers and his money 
is returned; he invests it in a mine and gold, lead 
and iron are found at a shallow depth. So Fortune 
is master and distributes her favors without rime or 
reason [N 183]. an /. CPA p. 69 = WCPA p. 218 
= HCVK p. 141 = CST p. 190. 

947 *A. The more good man prays, the worse is his 
fortune. He loses wife, child and money [N 251. i]; 
but he maintains his devotion to God throughout 
his life. When he arrives at Heaven, the doors 
open wide, an /. COAR p. 108. 
*948. Man always has good fortune and becomes wealthy. 
He gives poor neighbor, who is always followed by 
bad fortune, 200 reales to go to Fortune's palace 
for him and tell her he has enough and is satisfied. 
Neighbor asks for 300 reales but finally must accept 
one. Fortune replies she will continue to favor man 
until he dies for that is her will. Neighbor's own 
Fortune is uglv old hag and he tells her he would 
send her to the Devil. She replies if he had not 
caught her asleep, he would never have gotten an)'' 
money from the rich man [N iii]. an /. CPA p. 
57 ='SPE p. 283 = WRVC p. 214 = CST p. 147. 

950 — 974 Thief. 
954 *A. Robbers disguised as merchants leave oil barrel 
in convent. Cook runs short of oil and taps barrel. 

FFCqo 850—999 Novella. 115 

Voice from within asks if it is time. She answers 
that it will be soon and goes for police who capture 
robber, blow his whistle and capture the rest as 
they come, as /. CTA p. 203. 
956. Cf Mt 302 *A. 

B. nc 7. ECPE no 40 (Girl chops off thief's fingers. 
He marries her, and threatens to throw her into 
well, but she throws him in), oc /. ECPE no 39 
(Girl chops off thief's hand. He marries her, reveals 
himself and locks her in room. She escapes). 
*959. King gives princess in marriage to man who guesses 
that skin displayed by king is that of a flea. Man 
takes princess to house in woods which she disco- 
vers is thieves' den. She sends little dog to warn 
king; shuts herself in room and sends second dog 
to tower as lookout. Finally king and soldiers come 
to her rescue and thief is put into boiling oil. as /. 
CTA p. 15. Cf Mt 425 B and Mt 621. 
960. Etixeniplos, no 96 (Gayangos, Escritores ant al s. 1$, 
p. 470). Knust, Mitteilnngen aiis dein Eskurial, 
1879 p. 2. 679. Jahrbttch f. romau. Lit., 10, 318; 
see BP II 533. 

as 7. LRAC no 116 (Man is murdered but before 
dying he points to thistleflower and says it will 
reveal murderer's guilt. It sticks to murderer's 
clothes. His wife notices it and asks why he is 
sad. He confesses murder to her. He frequently 
comes home drunk and beats wife who threatens to 
reveal crime. Finally she grows tired of beatings 
and reports crime. Man is hanged). 2. LRAC no 
121 (Poor brother discovers gold in bottom of well. 
He tells rich brother about his find and they go 
together. Rich brother hoists up gold but leaves poor 
brother in well [K 978]. Poor brother requests that 
his next child be named Nothing-is-hidden-from-God 

ii6 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

[Z 511]. Missionaries notice this name and after 
questioning, rich brother confesses [N 271]. He 
is burned). 

*970. Girls are left alone. They invade thieves' den but 
are caught. Under pretext of bathing they shut 
themselves in room and escape through window 
[K 563]. Or prince asks number of leaves on 
girl's plant. She asks number of stars in sky [H 571, 
H 702, H 705]. Thieves' captain or prince disguised 
as old woman or man [K 375] gains entrance to girls' 
house. He gives them sleeping figs [D 1364.3.2]; or 
trades orejones, skirts or lace for kisses. Clever girl 
does not eat her figs [J 585] and throws him out; or 
cuts cloth on which he is climbing up. She disguises 
as doctor and barber and tortures him. He marries 
her. She places doll in bed [K 525.1] and hides 
underneath. He stabs doll and honey runs out. He 
repents and she reveals herself. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 302 no 12. 
an /. BTPE I 149 = RSLT p. 17. 2. ECPE no 3. 
J. ECPE no 37. nc /. ECPE no i. oc /. ECPE 
no 2. 2. ECPE no 38. y. ECPE no 4. 

*973. Wife and child left alone by husband admit beggar 
woman. Child warns mother that beggar woman 
has pants on underneath dress. Mother goes to 
loft under pretext of hanging onions, but gets gun. 
Beggar pursues. She shoots and kills beggar. Child 
brings neighbors. They discover beggar is thief and 
has whistle. They blow it and capture his companions. 
Mother gets all their money, as /. CTA p. 201. 

*980 A. Children feign great devotion for their father and 
he divides his property among them before he dies. 
They abandon him. He guards a chest which the}- 
believe to be filled with gold, so they again treat 
him with the greatest affection. When he dies they 

FFC 90 icxx)— 1199 Stupid ogre. 117 

open the chest, find it filled with rocks and on top 
a paper which reads: 'He who gives away his pro- 
perty before dying, deserves to be knocked in the 
head with a stone' [P 236]. 
Libro de los ejemplos no CCLXXII. 
as /. CTA p. 218. 

B. Father and son quarrel. Son drags father down hill 
to edge of woods and father sa)^s, "Just to here, 
son, and no furher, for I dragged my father onl}^ 
to here" [P 233]. Or, before duel, father asks mother 
if son is really his ; she answers in affirmative and 
son shoots into the air, saying he cannot kill his 
own father [P 233]. as /. CFAC p. 199. 2. BTPE 
VIII 123. 

C. Man returns to find son and his Jewish wife cooking 
grandmother because she was old and bothersome. 
Man is crossing narrow bridge with son on his back. 
Boy exclaims his father's neck is nice and fat for 
eating. Father throws son over bridge and curses 
day he married a Jewess, as /. CTA p. 207. 

*983. "I bring. Holy Father, three sins due to ignorance, 
for this woman is my wife, daughter and sister." 
Boy got into maidservant's bed, but did not know 
that his own mother took servant's place. Mother bears 
a daughter which son marries without knowing that 
she is his own sister [T 411, N 365]. When he finds 
out truth, he goes to Rome to seek Pope's pardon. 
as /. ECPE no 19. 

1000-1199 Stupid ogre. 

New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXVII nos 2, 3, 4, 5, 

6, 7. Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXV 

44 no 78; 25 no 79. 

1000. as /. CTA p. 174: Mt 1000+ 1003 *A + 1004 a + 

1007 + 1049 *A + 1 115 + 1036 + *io75 a. 2. LRAC 

Ii8 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

no 44: Mt 1000+1007+1137+10043. nc /. 
KCPE no 163 : Mt 910 A + 1000 + 1010 + *ioi9 
+ *io20 + I 004 *d + 1004 a + 1088 + 1062 +1061 
+ 1137 + 1029. 2. ECFK no 167: Mt 1000 + 
*ioi9 + 1002 + 101 1 + 1005 + 1007 + 1 120 (Cf 
Mt 327 B). oc /. ECFE no 165: Mt 1000+ 1002 
+ 1007 (Cf Mt 1011)+ ion + 1004 a+ 1029. 
2. ECPE no 166 : Mt 1000 + *io2o + *ioi9 + 1007 
+ 1029. 

1002. nc /. ECPE no 167: see Mt 1000 nc 2. oc /. ECPE 
no 165: see Mt 1000 oc i. 

1003 *A. He sells oxen and gives the money away, as /. 
CTA p. 174: see Mt 1000 as i. 

1004. a) as /. CTA p. 174: see Mt 1000 as i. 2. LRAC 

no 44: see Mt 1000 as 2. nc /. ECPE no 
163: see Mt 1000 nc I. oc /. no 165: see 
Mt 1000 oc I. 
*d) Master sends him to fair to sell drove of mares. 
He sells all but white one and keeps bells 
from rest. He kills white mare ; vultures come 
to feed on its carcass ; he puts bells on them 
and tells master mares have all become vul- 
tures, nc /. ECPE no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. 

1005. nc /. ECPE no 167: see Mt 1000 nc 2. 
1007. Cf Mt ion. BLC II 309. 

as /. CTA p. 174: see Mt 1000 as i. 2. LRAC 
no 44: see Mt 1000 as 2, le /. ECPE no 164: 
see Mt *io2o le i. nc /. ECPE no 167: see Mt 
1000 nc 2. oc /. ECPE no 165: see Mt 1000 oc i. 
2. ECPE no 166: see Mt 1000 oc 2. 

1010. nc /. ECPE no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. 

1011. Cf Mt 1007 and Mt*ii95. 

nc /. ECPE no 167: see Mt 1000 nc 2. oc /. 
ECPE no 165: see Mt 1000 oc i. 

FFC go looo— X199 Stupid ogre. 119 

*1019. Boy goes to sleep on job, but master does not dare 
to punish him. 

nc /. ECPE no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. 2. ECPE 
no 167: see Mt 1000 nc 2. oc /. ECPE no 166: 
see Mt TOGO oc 2. 

*1020. Master does not feed bo}' who pretends to sleep 
and sees master's wife bring out food. He gets 
up and they have to feed him. He sleeps on 
foodchest and they must go to bed hungry. 
Cf Mt 1560. 

le /. ECPE no 164 : Mt *io2o + Mt 1007 + Mt 1535 
V a. nc /. ECPE no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. oc /. 
ECPE no 166: see Mt 1000 oc 2. 

1029. nc 7. ECPE no 163: see' Mt 1000 nc i. oc /. 
ECPE no 165: see Mt 1000 oc 1. 2. ECPE no 
166: see Mt 1000 oc 2. 

10)0 — iO)() Partnership of man and ogre. 

1030. Cf Mt 275 *A, Mt *278 A and B, and Mt 1537 *A. 
J. Manuel, Conde Lncanor, no 43 ed. Knust 1900 
= Eichendorff, Werke 1864 6, 532 no 41 ; cf Chauvin 
2, 159; see BP III 360. 

as 7. LRAC no 42: Mt 1030 (Cf Mt 9 Bj + Mt 

1653 B+1535 II, V a b. 
1036. as 7. CTA p. 174: see Mt 1000 as i. 
1049 *A. as 7. CTA p. 174: see Mt 1000 as i. le 7. ECPE 

no 195: Mt 1062 + Mt 1049 *A + Mt "1075 b. 

1060 — I II 4 Contest between man and ogre. 

Cf Mt 103 *A. 

1060. oc 7. ECPE no 194: Mt 1640 I, II: Mt 1062 + Mt 
1060 + Mt 1088 + Mt *io75 b. 

1061. nc 7. ECPE no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. 

I20 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

1062. le /. ECPE no 195: Mt T062 + Mt 1049 *A + Mt 
*T075b. nc /. ECPE no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. 
oc 1. ECPE no 194: Mt 1640 I, II: Mt 1062 + Mt 
1060 + Mt To88 + Mt *io75 b. 

1074. Cf Mt 275, Mt 275 *A and *B. 
*1075. Fleeing 3'outh pretends to stab himself in order to 
run faster [J 2400]. a) Giant becomes afraid; or, 
b) stabs himself and dies. 

as /. CTA p. 174: see Mt 1000 as i. Cf Mt 1088. 
le /. ECPE no 195: Mt 1062 + Mt 1049 *A + Mt 
*io75 b. oc /. ECPE no 194: Mt 1640 I, II: Mt 
1062 + Mt 1060 + Mt 1088 + Mt *io75 b. 

1088. Cf Mt*io75. 

nc 7. ECPE no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. oc /. 
ECPE no 194: Mt 1640 I, II: Mt 1062 + Mt 1060 
+ Mt 1088 + Mt *io75b. 

1091. as 7. CTA p. 114 (St. Crispin as peasant raises 
fine crop. Devil tills neighboring field. St. Crispin 
hops about in Devil's field covered with honey and 
feathers. Devil tells this strange beast to get out 
of his lentils. Thus St. Crispin learns the name). 

1096. Cf Mt 1710— Mt 1 7 19. 

I I I 5 — I I 2 9 Attempt to murder hero, 

1115. as 7. CTA p. 174: see Mt 1000 as i. 

1120. Cf Mt 327 B. 

nc I. ECPE no 167: see Mt 1000 nc 2 (Sleeping 
on river bank, boy changes places with master's 
wife. Master pushes her into river, thinking she 
is boy). 

1130. Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 330 no 
42; XXXIX 367 no 60. 

1137. as /. CTA p. 156. 2. LRAC no 44: see Mt 1000 
as 2. nc 7. ECPE; no 163: see Mt 1000 nc i. 

FFC 9° looo— 1199 Stupid ogre. 121 

1 14s — f I S4 Q§ ' '' frightened. 

1149 *A. Devil goes on picnic and thinks up what mischief 
he may do there. Meets a boy who tells him there 
are many 3'oung children at picnic. Devil decides 
not to go to picnic, since there is nothing for him 
to do where there are young children, as /. CFAC 
p. 202. 

1170— 1199 Man sells his soul to Devil. 

Cf Mt 510 II *i. 
1180. as /. LRAC no 25: Mt 1180+ Mt *ii95 (Cf Mt 
Toii) + Mt 332 I *e, II a, III *c. 
*1I95. as /. LRAC no 25: Mt ii8o + Mt*ii95 (Cf Mt 
iori) + Mt 332 I *e, II a, III *c. 

1200—1999 Joke and anecdote. 
1200-1349 Numskull. 

1210. oc /. HFB V nos 28 and 29 p. 29 (Ass is hoisted up 
tower but is hanged in the process). 2. ECPE no 
186: Mt*i703 + Mt 12 10 (Ass hoisted up tower 
but hanged in process). 

1240. BLC I 29. 

1250. Cf Mt*i703. 

1335. Cf Mt 34. 

1350—1439 Married couple. 

1350. BLC II 151. 

as /. CTA p. 205. oc /. ?XPE no 93. 
1352. Cf Mt *435, the frame. 

*1355. Husband and wife quarrel and place a plank between 
them in bed. During the night husband sneezes. 
"God help you", says wife. "Do 3'OU really mean 
that?" he asks. "Yes!" "Then away with the 
plank I" as /. LRAC no 96. 

*1358. Husband working away from home faithfully sends 
wife money. But she commits a grave fault while 
he is away. He returns and they carry on an 
indirect conversation over baptism of cats [K 1557], 
in which she confesses her sin and promises never 
to repeat it. He tells her he knew she did it, but 
he will keep silent about it; however he would 
never trust her again, as /. LRAC no 95. 

FFC 90 1200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 123 

1360 B. Cf Mt 1535 III. 

C. as /. LRAC no 108 (Priest sends boy to call shoe- 
maker's wife. But as boy sings his message, shoe- 
maker overhears and sings threat). 2. LRAC no 109 
(Husband jumps out of sack and gives priest beating), 
y. LRAC no no (Husband beats lover and wife). 

1363 *A. Two brothers go courting. Younger promises 

older to stop eating when he feels kick under table. 
Cat brushes against his leg and he stops eating- 
soon after he has begun. It snows and brothers 
stay all night. Older slips into kitchen to bring 
porridge to younger. B}^ mistake he returns to 
bed of girl's mother. He says not to blow porridge 
for it is already cold. But he hears puff of wind 
and in disgust he slaps porridge against opening 
from which puff came. Mother goes out to clean 
herself. Older brother goes to wash hands and 
gets hand stuck in bowl. He breaks bowl over 
mother's rump, taking it for a stone, as /. LRAC 
no 63. Cf Mt 1775. 

1364 *A. Lover confides his adventures to shoemaker 

and does not know it is shoemaker's wife he is 
courting. He hides in jar and chest but shoemaker 
does not find him. Third time wife has shoemaker 
kneel before saint's statue with her and she states 
that her husband is jealous and asks saint to punish 
guilty one. Lover behind statue hits shoemaker 
on head with mallet, as /. LRAC no 103. 

1365 A. BLC I 19. 

B. S. de Covarrubias Orozco, Tesoro dc la leiigua 
castellana espanola, Madrid 1674 — 3; see under 

C. as /. LRAC no 94. 

*D. Man and wife dispute over which of them shall 
eat three of their five eggs. Wife insists on having 

124 R- S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

three, but husband refuses so she pretends to die 
or he has her buried. When he sees she goes 
even into grave, he grants her three. Or she cries, 
"I eat two!" and everyone flees except lame man 
who exclaims, "Poor me and the other one!" 
[T 255.4]. 

Cf M. Menendez y Pelayo, Origciies dc la novela, 
Madrid 1915 IV 1144. Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa 
JAF XXXVII 339 no 53. 

as /. LRAC no 93. le /. KDCS p. 117 no VII. 
*E. Man finds hair in his soup and claims it is his 
wife's. She insists that it is his. He beats her. 
Neighbor tells his wife why she is being beaten. 
Neighbor's wife insists that it was man's hair and 
neighbor beats his wife. And so the quarrel 
spreads until every woman in town is beaten. 
le /. KDCS p. 116 no VI. 
1373. Cf Mt 1458. 
BLC III 21. 
*1374. Man's wife or priest's housekeeper pretends not to 
eat. He starts out but returns to house, hides and 
sees her eat a huge meal [K 1566]. It rains during 
the day. In evening he pretends to return home 
and compares rain, etc. to things she has eaten. 
Cf Mt 1458. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Boas JAF XXXVII 306 no 15. 
an /. ECPE no 44. as /. LRAC no 40. oc /. 
ECFE no 45. 
A. Wife would eat game husband brought home, making 
him broth and telling him cat ate the meat. Witch 
tells him wife ate meat and gives him three beans 
which he places in various parts of the house 
[D 1613. i] and hides behind the door. Wife eats 
meat and nearest bean rebukes her for eating it 
all and threatens to tell husband. She moves to 

FFC 9° I200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 125 

a different place, but second bean tells her the 
same; and so with third bean. She reforms. 
oc /. ECPE no 46. 
B. Girl cooks chicken for father but it tastes so good 
she eats it and cuts off a piece of her buttock [G 60] 
which she serves father for chicken [K 492]. 
Cock sings and reveals the fraud [B 131]; also 
father sees blood running from girl. She confesses 
truth, le /. ECPE no 47. 
*1375. Husband encourages lazy wife to spin. He hides 
behind saint's statue and tells her to spin or weed 
[K 1971]. She makes excuses. She dies and 
he wraps her body in rags or cornhusks for burial; 
or, he ridicules her publicly by showing how much 
more actively her stomach handles food than her 
fingers handle flax. 
Cf Mt 1405. 

as /. LRAC no 98. 2. LRAC no 99. 7. CTA 
p. 200. 4. LRAC no 100. )'. LRAC no loi. 
6. LRAC no 102. 

I )8o — 1 404 Foolish wife aud her /msbaiuL 

1380. Mexico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXVII 184 no 17. 
an /. ECPE no 34 (Husband hides behind saint's 
statue and tells wife to feed him chicken and wine 
to make him blind. He gives priest and wife a 
beating), as /. ECPE no 33 (Husband hides behind 
saint's statue and tells wife to feed him well. 
Priest furnishes the food. He throws both priest 
and wife into well). 

1381. Cf Mt 1696 *A. 

Libro de los rjemplos no CCCXXXVIII. BLC II 213. 

*A. Man tests wife's power to keep a secret. He tells 

her he has just given birth to a crow ; or that he 

126 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

has killed a man. She spreads the news and 
returns to ask him if it was two or three crows ; 
or, only a dead dog is found on spot where mur- 
dered man is supposed to have been buried. 
Cf Mt 893. as /. LRAC no 124. oc /. ECPE 
no 69. 

1382—3. Cf Mt*i683 A. 

1386. Cf Mt *i693. 
*1389. Sleepy, foolisli wife throws cornbread out window 
instead of putting it back into oven [W 218]. 
Reapers must go home hungry, as /, CTA p. 164: 
Mt *i389 + Mt 1541. 

140J — !42g Foolisli man aud his wife. 

1405. Cf Mt*i375. 

1406. Cf Mt T620. 

*1410. Dead friend returns to tell man that he was admit- 
ted to Heaven immediateh' upon stating that he 
was married, St. Peter saying that he had been 
purged enough. When man dies he comes to gate 
of Heaven and states that he has been married 
twice, thinking to gain quick admission. But St. 
Peter sends him awa}', saying Heaven was not 
made for fools [T 251]. 
Cf Mt*i65, Mt*i5i6 and Mt*i5i6A. 
an /. CE p. 60. 
1415. X /. FRT p. 62 (Man trades gold for horse, horse for 
cow, cow for pig, pig for duck, duck for partridge, 
partridge for scissorsgrinder's stone which falls into 
*A. Man tells friend he must always beat his wife. 
Friend replies he does not find this necessary. 
Man tells friend to order wife to put horse into 
stable hind end first and see how she obevs. He 

FFC 90 1200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 127 

does so and wife agrees that he is right, for she 

has put horse in head first enough times, as /. 

LRAC no 120. 
1416. Cf Mt 836 *F. 
1419 C. Disc Cler, no XI. Libro de los cjemplos, no XCI. 

as /. LRAC no 106 (Pot over husband's head). 

2. ECPE no 49 (Lover escapes behind sheet). 
1423. as /. ECPE no 198 (Figtree). 
*1424. Wife has husband carry her on his back to lover 

where she makes fun of husband. 

Cf Mt 4. 

as /. LRAC no 104. 

14^0 — I4J9 Foolish couple. 

1430. Cf Mt 1450. 

Calila y Dynina c 8 (Gayangos. Escritorcs en prosa 
ant al s XV 1884 p. 57 a); See BP III 263. 
J. Manuel Conde Lucanor c 29 ed. Keller = c 7 
ed. Knust & Birch-Hirschfeld 1900 p. 35. 316; 
German in Eichendorff, Werke 6, 496. Gil Vicente, 
Auto de Mofina Mendez [Obras i, 115, Ersch- 
Gruber, Encycl 1, 67, 330. F. Wolf, Studien 1859 
p. 93"-. Lope de Rueda, Las aceitunas (Rapp, 
Spanisches Theater i, 315, 1861. Puibusque, His- 
toirc coniparee des litt espagnolr et francaise i, 
220 — 233). La enciclopedia March 5, 1879 p. 499. 
Samaniego, Fdbnlas 2, no 11 p. 362; see BP III 266. 

1440—1524 Woman. 

\1440 — 1449 Marriage theme]. 
14)0 — [1464] Looking for a wife. 

1450. Cf Mt 1430. 
*1454. Boy follows girl. She does not know anyone is 
near her and with every crepitus ventris she exclaims. 

128 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

"Chestnut!" When she discovers boy he says he 
has followed her since the first chestnut, an /. 
CCA p. 78. as /. LRAC no 77. Cf Mt i453"-"* 
1458. Cf Mt 1373—4. 

14'jS — \i4^^\ Old maid. 

1476. See CCA p. 149. 

*A. Acolyte hides behind statue of Virgin with Christ 
Child in arms. Old maid prays before statue for 
husband. Acolyte answers that she will remain 
an old maid. She thinks it was Christ speaking 
and retorts, "Shut up, boy, I am talking to your 
mother!" an /. CCA p. 189. 

*B. < )ld lady pra3's before saint's statue for a husband 
for her daughter. Sacristan hides behind the statue 
or the saint grows weary of her so often repeated 
request and tells her to marrv her daughter to 
sacristan. She does so, but he treats the girl ver}'' 
badly. Old lady returns and rebukes saint, as /. 
LRAC no 61. 2. CFAC p. 203. 

1477. Cf Mt*i66. 

*1482. Stingy dead woman raises her head to correct 
laundress' account when latter tries to cheat dead 
woman's daughter, as /. CFAC p. 204. 
1515. Lihro de hs ejemplos no CCXXXIV. 

[i}i6 — 1^20 Marriage is a punisluiient], 

Cf concl of Mt 754 *C. 
'1516. Widow locks herself in with cobbler, then screams 
and asserts he has tried to detain her against her 
will [K 2111]. Poor cobbler is imprisoned. After 
one year widow has him pardoned under condition 

FFC 90 1200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 129 

that he go on pilgrimage to Rome for her dead 
husband. He must not shave, nor cut hair nor 
nails, and eat only onions, garlic, bread and water 
while on the pilgrimage, and wear horsehair cloth 
next to skin [C 720]. Pope grants his request to 
restore widow's husband to her. On return he is 
met by the angry husband who would rather spend 
eternity in Purgatory than return to his wife [T 251]. 
Cf Mt*i65, Mt 361 and Mt^-^i4io. 
[oc] /. ST p. 85. 
A. Preacher delivers sermon on Passion of Christ. 
After hearing about all Christ's torments, a listener 
inquires if Christ was married. When he receives 
negative answer he concludes Christ did not know 
anything about suffering [T 250]. 
Cf Mt*i65 and Mt*i4io. 
an /. CE p. 61. 

1525—1874 Man. 

1^2^ — i6j() Clever. 

1525. New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXIV 411 no 5; 423 
no 8. 
A. II *c While his brother pretends to be stabbed and 
attracts attention of people, boy steals judge's 
oxen [K 341]. 

III *b Boy bribes guards to start a fight. While 

judge goes to investigate, boy goes to bed 
with judge's wife [K 341]. 

IV Cf Mt 1535 V a. 

Aleman, Guznidii de Alfarache, i, c 58. 1599; see 
BP III 394. 

an /. ECPE no 196: I b (Judge) c, II *c, III *b. 
C. BLC III 5. 

130 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

F. Cf Mt 1535 Va. 
*G. Thief pretends to be religious and warns peasant 
to hide his mone3\ Feasant tells him where money 
is hidden. Further down the road thief's compa- 
nions steal peasant's mone}' [K 365]. as /. CTA 
p. 231. 
1529. Cf Mt 754 *C and Mt*i852. 
*1532. Boys steal from man's fig tree. He spends the 
night in the tree to guard it. Bo^'s come dressed 
in white and sa}- the}- ate from the fig tree when 
they were alive; now that they are dead, they come 
for the man. He flees and they eat figs [K 335]. 
as /. LRAC no 60. 
1535. II Cf Mt 1539. 

III Cf Mt 1360 B and Mt 1539. 

IV *c Impatient host strikes dead stepmother of man, 

who exacts hush mone}'. Enemy kills grand- 
mother but risks hanging. 

V a Cf Mt 1525 A IV and F, Mt 1542 VI a and 

Mt 1737. 
La euciclopcdia 1880 epoca II afio IV p. 176 no 6; 
see BP II 12. 

J. E. Gillet, in Revue Hispaniqiic 1926 LXVIII 174. 
Guatemala : A. Recinos JAF XXXI 476. New Mexico : 
Espinosa JAF XXVII 133. Porto Rico: Mason- 
Espinosa JAF XXXIV 144; XXXV i. 
an I. ECPE no 173: III (Rabbit as messenger), 

IV b, II (Golddropping ass. Cf Mt 1539). as /. 
LRAC no 42: Mt 1030 + Mt 1653 B + Mt 1535 II, 

V a b. 2. LRAC 67 : III a (Crow), j. LRAC no 
160: Mt *i66 + Mt 1535 V a. le /. ECPE no 164 : 
Mt *io2o + Mt 1007 + Mt 1535 V a. oc /. ECPE 
no 172: III (Rabbit as messenger), IV b, V a b 
(Cliff). 2. ECPE no 174: Mt*i7i6+Mt 1535 III 
(Rabbit as messenger), IV b, V a b. j. ECPE no 

PFC 90 1200—1999 Joke and anecdote. 131 

193: III a (Crow sold to innkeeper), IV a, I a, II, 
V a b. X /. FRT p. 9: III a b c, IV a *c, V a b. 
*A. Rich lady gives poor man land to till. He raises 
fine pears and peaches on the land and rich lady 
sends her husband to town to reclaim the land. 
On road to town poor man helps man with fallen 
ass but pulls out ass's tail and man goes along to 
put in complaint against him. Poor man finds 
purse and returns it to owner who complains some 
of the money is missing and goes to put in a 
complaint against him. Poor man is discouraged 
and jumps off bridge but falls on and kills old man 
sitting on bank underneath. Old man's grandson 
goes to put in complaint. Ferr3Mnan's wife asks 
poor man for cucumber but he refuses since ferry- 
man would not take him across. She grows angry 
and has a miscarriage. Ferryman goes to put in 
complaint. Judge grants land to poor man; gives 
him ass to keep until it grows another tail; lets 
him keep purse for not having touched it; gives 
bo}' permission to jump off bridge while poor man 
sits beneath to see if he can kill him; orders poor 
man to remedy the miscarriage [J 11 86]. 
BLC I 135. 
ex /. FBE p. 274. 
1536. Mexico: Mason JAF XXVII 195 no 20. Porto 
Rico: Mason-Espinosa XXXVII 332 no 44. 
A. an /. ECPE no 176 (Poor brother and children 
choke her to death with blood pudding she is eating 
in chest. Rich brother believes she died of gluttony 
and buries her. Poor brother digs up body and 
places it by rich brother's door. Everyone is afraid 
to bur}^ it again. Poor brother buries it for much 
money and oxen. He repeats this process until 
he has all of rich brother's possessions). 

132 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

B. as /. CTA p. 187 (Girls' sweethearts kill soldiers who 
have come to call on them. They employ halfwit 
to carry bodies to lime pit. The}^ reward him with 
a new cap). 2. ECPE no 32: Mt 1730 + Mt 1536 B 
(Husband kills monks who come to see his wife. 
Fool burns last body. Another monk comes and 
fool chases him with razor), nc /. ECPE no 31: 
Mt 1730 + Mt 1536 B (Husband kills friars wha 
come to see his wife. After drowning the bodies, 
fool meets priest on ass and, believing it is same 
one he drowned, chases him into river where he 

1537. Guatemala: Recinos JAF XXXI 473 no 2. Porto 
Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXIV j8i no 4. 

*A. Foolish brother chokes mother to death with corn- 
meal. He sets her at spinning wheel. Clever 
brother returns, embraces her, she falls on floor 
and strikes her head. He believes he has killed 
her and places her in priest's fig tree. Priest shoots 
her in rage; gives his farm to clever brother as 
hush money. Foolish brother demands his share. 
He gets the cornstalks while clever brother keeps 
the ears ; gets leaves while clever brother keeps 
potatoes. He retires with his sheep to mountains. 
Cf Mt 9 B and Mt 1030 for crop division. 
as /. CTA p. 169. 

*B. Drunkard kills wife and places her in cabbage patch. 
Owner shoots her. He gives drunkard 8,000 reales 
hush mone}^ By same process drunkard gets 1,000 
reales from owner of cherry orchard. He places 
wife's body on priest's horse. Sacristan tells priest 
Devil is on his horse. Priest calls on people to 
conjure Devil. Horse starts after mare on which 
priest rides to church; mounts her and thus they 

FFC 9° I200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 133 

ride into church. People run out, sa3'ing priest has 
entered church with Devil, oc /. ECPE no i89. 

1538. as /. LRAC no 190 (Thieves steal bo3''s calf. 
Disguised as woman he becomes their cook, beats 
captain and escapes with their money. He does 
the same disguised as doctor; and as priest, this 
time setting fire to their house), oc /. ECPE no 
192 (While boy sleeps, friars steal his goats. Dis- 
guised as poor friar he beats one friar and collects 
money. Disguised as doctor he returns and does 
same. He gets a fast runner to impersonate him, 
and while friars are chasing runner, he enters, beats 
sick friar and collects more mone}'). 

1539. Cf Mt*i66, Mt 1535 II and III and Mt *i846. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXV 58 no 89; 

XXXVII 326; 327 no 40. 

1540. Cf Mt 1846— Mt 1854. 

1541. as 7. CTA p. 164: Mt*i389 + Mt 1541 (Foolish 
wife gives ham to beggar who claims to be "Long 

1542. Via Cf Mt 1535 Va. 
1544. BLC III 68. 

*1546. Ship's captain agrees to let Galician ride free if he 
can sing a song which pleases captain. He sings 
that he should pay captain. This pleases captain, 
hence Galician rides free, an /. COAR p. 66. 

^1550 A. Quack sells flea powder to women. He explains 
how to use it: Catch the flea, open its mouth and 
place the powder inside, thus it will die [K 1955]. 
BLC II 234. 
as /. CTA p. 232. 
B. Thieves steal from the church. Fool claims to be 
fortune teller and promises to reveal who committed 
the theft if people will parade him through streets. 

134 I^- S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. Ff C 90 

They do and he says it was thieves who stole from 
the church [K 1956.2]. le /. ECPE no 55. 

C. Fool buys ass. As lie brings it home, everyone 
stops him to ask how much it cost. In village he 
has all the people assemble in the church and 
publicly announces just what he paid for the ass 

[J 1587]- 

Cf Mt 836 *F. 

Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXIV 164 no 20. 

oc /. ECPE no 54. 

*1555. Shepherd gives ham to gentlemen. They eat while 
he stands and looks on. They ask how things are 
in his village. He answers that a cow with four 
teats bore five calves. They ask what fifth calf 
does while other four are nursing. "It looks on 
just as I am doing now" [J 1272.2]. as /. LRAC 
no 156. 
1560. Cf Alt * 1 020. 

*1583. D3dng man has notar}' stand on one side of his 
bed and mayor on the other. He says he dies like 
Christ — between two thieves [X 400]. 
BLC I 287. 
an /. CCA p. 98. 

[1585 — 1594 Legal decision]. 

Cf Mt 1660 and Mt •■ 1848. 

1586. Cf Mt 1685. 

le 7. ECPE no 185: Mt 1642 II a + Mt 1643 + Mt 
1642 II *c + Mt 1586 (Fool complains to mayor that 
bees bought his honey but would not pay for it. 
He hits bee on mayor's head and kills mayor). 
oc /. ECPE no 184: Mt 1586 (Fool complains to 
mayor that flies ate his honey. He hits fly on 

FFC 90 1200—1999 Jo'^^ ^iid anecdote. 135 

man's bald head and kills man. He hits fly on 
mirror and breaks mirror) + Mt *i690 + 1653 A. 

*1587. Women busy talking pa}' no attention to warning 
cry of "One side, please" of driver and are knocked 
down b}^ beasts of burden in street. They complain 
to mayor who has driver pla}^ deafmute [J 1175]. 
The women insist he can talk, for he shouted at 
them several times. Mavor reproaches them, an /. 
FA p. 404. 

*1593. Bovs dispute as to which one cuckoo addressed 

itself to. The}^ pay two rcalcs each to law3'er who 

says cuckoo addressed itself to neither of them 

but to him, for he has the mone}'. as /. LRAC 

• no 79. 

1610. BLC I 296. 

*1617. Piper buries money by fig tree, but neighbor sees 
him and steals it. Piper discovers loss and goes 
through town singing that he is going to bury more 
mone}' with the first. Thief replaces money he 
stole, hoping to carry off more money later. But 
piper recovers first money and does not bury any 
more [K 1667]. 

BLC III 250. Libra dc los ejemplos, no XCII. 
as /. CFAC p. 200. 
1620. Cf Mt 1406. 

X /. FRT p. 92 (Visible only to those of ability 
and who do their duty well. A child cries out that 
the king has on no suit and then everyone admits it). 

*1621. Royal barber has magic mirror in which blots appear 
to reflect blemishes of character of women who 
gaze into it. King will marry girl who has no 
blemishes. But no girl presents herself for trial. 
This makes all men suspicious and no one marries. 
Barber tells king only magic his mirror possesses 
is evil conscience of women. Finally a pure and 

136 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

simple shepherdess tries. No blemish appears. 
King marries her. [an] /. ST p. 26. 
1626. BLC II 158. 

an /. FA p. 133: Mt 1626 (Three brothers) + Mt 

1640 — J 6"/ 4 Lucky ncriHr)it. 

1640. Cf Mt 1710— Mt 1 714. 

oc /. ECPE no 194: Mt 1640 I, II: Mt 1062+ Mt 
1060 + Mt 1088 + Mt *io75 b. 

1641. New Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXIY 415 no 6. Porto 
Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXVII 282 no 9; 21 
no 65. 

an /. COAR p. 68 = CST p. 72: II. III. • 

1642. Cf Mt*i693. 

II *c He sells honey to bees. The}' sting him when 

he comes to collect. 
Juan Aragones, Cuentos 1576 no 3; see BP I 62. 
Timoneda, Patranuelo 1576 no 18; see BP I 65. 
Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXIV 152 no 4. 
le /. ECPE no 185: Mt 1642 II a + Mt 1643 + 
Mt 1642 II*c + Mt 1586. oc /. ECPE no 197: 
Mt *i848 + Mt 1642 V (Student borrows innkee- 
per's cape). 

1643. le /. ECPE no 185: Mt 1642 II a + Mt 1643 ^He 
sells goats to saints' statues and cloth to Virgin's 
statue. .Saint's statue yields money but Virgin's 
statue yields nothing) + Mt 1642 II *c + Mt 1586. 

1645. as /. LRAC no 22. 

1653. BLC II 313. 

A. oc /. ECPE no 184: Mt 1586 + Mt *i69o + Mt 
1653 A (Son and mother on robbers' roof. Door 
falls and catches robber's tongue. Fool confesses 
to robbers that he and mother stole their money. 
Robbers recover their money). 

FFC 90 1200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 137 

B. as /. LRAC no 42: Mt 1030 (Cf Mt 9 B) + Mt 
1653 B (Fool, under pretext of shaving them, cuts 
out thieves' tongues as they return one b}' one) 
+ Mt 1535 II, Vab. 
*1654. Fool sees thieves stealing jewels from corpse in 
church. He frightens them away and takes jewels. 
He shows them to shepherds who steal them from 
him as soon as he goes to sleep, as /. CTA p. 182: 
Mt *i684 + Mt ^1654 (Cf Mt *i7i6) + Mt *i683 A 
(Cf Mt 1382— 3). 

1655. as /. LRAC no 47: I a (Children eat sweets and 
man gets cow as damages), II a (Cow strays off 
with others and he gets daughter) b, III b (Cf Mt 
311 *B). 

1660. Cf Mt 1585— Mt 1594. 

/^7j — [rjog] Stiipiii. 

*1683 A. Shepherds shave fool and cut his hair while he 
is asleep. He wakes up and does not recognize 
himself [J 2012]. He returns to his village and 
asks if he has arrived yet. He is told that he has 
not. He concludes that he is himself and goes to 
tend his sheep, as /. CTA p. 182: Mt *i684 + Mt 
♦1654 (Cf Mt *i7i6) + Mt"i683A (Cf Mt 1382— 3). 
B. Old woman sends husband to market to buy pig. 
She sews yellow patch on his pants so that he will 
not get lost. He sees another man with patch 
exactl}' like his. He returns home immediately and 
tells wife he thought he was not himself but now 
that he is home he realizes that he is himself 
[J 2012]. as /. LRAC no 85. 

*1684. Fool goes to court but his brother is ashamed of 
him and locks him in a dark room. He is told it 

138 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC90 

is night. After several days he gets out and flees 
since he does not like a place where the nights are 
so long [J 2332]. He sleeps in doorway of an inn 
for he fears if he goes inside the night will be as 
long as in the court. Innkeeper warns him against 
chaiichdiiganas (cold) which come in the night. 
Innkeeper's mare and colt or asses come near and 
he kills them for chanrlidiii^anas [J 2335]. as /. 
LRAC no 75. 2. CTA p. 182: Mt *i684 + Mt 
*i654(Cf Mt*i7i6) + Mt *i683A. Cf Mt 1382—3). 
1685. oc /. ECPE no 187 (Throws eyes. Flageolet and 
prayer. Knocks bucket to pieces. Hits louse on 
baby's head and kills bab}'. Cf Alt 1586. Brings 
needles in sack of straw. Cf Mt*i703). 

1688 *A. Poor boy goes to court rich girl. He instructs 

his page to remove his slices when they arrive at 
girl's house; to remark that he has many capes, if 
spark should fly on his cape; to put boy's shoes 
on for him when they leave ; and to remark that 
bo}' has as many sheep and goats as there are 
stars in the sky. But page tells boy to take off 
his own shoes; says his cape is borrowed; tells 
him to put on his own shoes; and says there are 
as many stars as bov has fleas and lice behind his 
ears, as /. LRAC no 78. 

1689 *A. King calls fool a patdii and gives him job as 

ndnunistrador de la yesra. (His name is Sebastian). 
He returns to his village and tells people of his 
good fortune. They laugh at him [J 2331]. an /. 
CR p. 242. 
*1690. Fool is sent to mass, wanders in butchershop and 
is put out. He joins in banquet at baptism. He 
starts to preach while preacher is delivering sermon 
and is beaten [J 2147]. oc /. ECPE no 184: 
Mt 1586 + Mt *i69o + Mt 1653 A. 

FFC go 12CX3— 1999 joke and anecdote. 139 

*1692. Foolish husband is set to guard chickens h-om fox. 
He ties their beaks and weights them down in 
river with stones. Wife tells him if fox smells him 
it will not come. He fears fox might eat him and 
locks himself in house while fox carries off chickens 
[J 2125]. Wife tells him to kill chickens. He 
throws them off balcony against stone. Kites carr\r 
them off [J 2185]. as /. CTA p. 167. 

*1693. Mother leaves fool with brooding hen. He sits on 
the eggs himself aad "breaks them [J 1975]- ^^ ^^ 
1696 le I. She sends him to grind wheat. He 
feeds it to frogs [J 1857]. oc /. ECPE no 147: 
Mt *i693 + Mt 560. Cf Mt 1386 and Mt 1642. 
1695 *A. Cobbler remembers minstrel's songs and sings 
them to the people so that when minstrel returns 
they tell him they do not need him. At night he 
sews cobbler's leather in crazy shapes. Cobbler 
accuses him and he claims he has done no worse 
to cobbler's leather than cobbler has done to his 
songs. They both sing and people realize the 
contrast. Minstrel pa3's cobbler for leather but 
makes cobbler promise not to sing his songs [J 1585]. 
X /. BPS p. 140. 
1696. Porto Rico: Mason-Espinosa JAF XXXIV 188 no 49. 
le /. ECPE no 181 (Ties pot instead of pig to 
ass's tail. Carries pitch instead of pot on his head. 
Brings salt in wet bag; earthen pot in saddlebag. 
He kills turkey, sits on its eggs and breaks them. 
Cf Mt ■ 1693. He is sent for firewood but sits on 
ass in stable all day. Guards tell him where to 
cut firewood; he does not obey and they kill him). 
oc /. ECPE no 190 (Fool says, "May it all come 
out", when he sees oil leaking from can. He 
says, "Ma}^ none come out", when he sees men in 
bathing. He saN's, "May the other one come out", 

140 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

to woodcutter who has lost one eye. He says, 
"Nothing", when asked who it is at mill. He 
empties out flour and tells it to go home. Wife 
kills him). 2. ECPE no 191 (He says, "Many 
and fat and 100 eveiy year", to man killing lice. 
He says, "May one dr}- up and another not be 
born", to man sowing garlic. Mother beats him). 
*A. Fool tending sheep finds purse. Donkey brays 
before candles. Fool's wife throws pancakes; he 
believes it is raining pancakes. He tells people 
who lost purse that he found it. Wife tries to 
prove he is crazy by referring to donkey saying- 
mass and rain of pancakes [J 2351]. 
Cf Mt 1381. 
le /. ECPE no 183. oc /. ECPE no 182. 

1697. BLC II 290. 

as /. LRAC no 66. nc /. ECPE no 52. 
'A. New recruit learns answers in foreign language to 
three questions which commander always asks: 
How long have 3^ou been in the service? How old 
are you? Are 3'ou satisfied with rations and pa}? 
But commander asks the questions in different 
order [N 342.]]. an /. FA p. 132. Cf Mt 360. 

1698 G. as 7. LRAC no 49 (Owner inquiring about sheep 
is misunderstood by shepherd). 
J. an /. FA p. 132. 
'''N. Members of family try to communicate news from 
one to another. All are deaf and evervone under- 
stands something different from what was told him ; 
usually they understand something is to be done in 
their behalf, as /. LRAC no 84. nc /. ECPE no 50. 
^■"1699. Blind man meets bull and asks if he is on right 
road. Bull butts him and knocks him down. He 
says that it was not necessarj- to knock him down 
simply to say yes or no [X 122]. an /. FA p. 45. 

FFC 90 I200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 141 

*1703. Fool asks mother for bonbons to give his sweetheart 
and eats them himself [J 2771]. He spills wine 
and puts down cheeses to walk over spilt wine 
[J 1887]. He brings needles in sack of straw 
[J 1 872.1]. Cf Mt 1685. Mother tells him to pay 
no more than 24 dollars for pig. He is offered 
one for 20 dollars but pays 24 dollars for it [J 2471]. 
He sends it home alone [J 1909.2]. He drags jar 
on string and breaks it [J 2478]. Men place 
hampers on top of one another to measure tower. 
They lack two. Fool has them take out two on 
bottom [J 2148. t]. Cf Mt 121 and Mt 1250. oc /. 
ECPE no 186: Mt "1703 + Mt 1210. 

^1705. Fool tells mother sheep died. She tells him to 
give it grass. Steer dies and he receives same 
answer. A contest is held in palace to see who 
can fit pine to hole without seeing hole first. Fool 
asks to see hole. He marries. Wife beats him. 
He flees under bed and asks God for patience. 
Wife tells him it is courage he needs [X 822]. 
oc /. ECPE no 188. 

*1707. Prince plans to go courting. Leaves orders to be 
wakened earl}^ Overconscientious servant disturbs 
him several times during the night; but causes him 
to make his journey quickly by arousing his jealousy. 
[an] /. ST p. 99. 

[i']io — 77/9 Tailor]. 
Cf Mt 800 and Mt 1096. 
BLC II 18 and 196. 

[lyio — I J 1 4 Co'tvardice]. 
Cf Mt 1640. 
*1710. a) Tailor boasts of his valor. He is pushed into 
millpond. His wife beats him and chases him under 
the bed [W 260]. 

142 K. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

b) Tailor returns from neighboring village at night 
and he is caught from behind b}' bramble or thistle. 
He believes it to be a highwayman and begs for 
mercv. When sun rises he discovers what is detai- 
ning him, cuts it off and becomes ver}' boastful 

c) Tailor meets a slug and puts on his thimble 
and makes thrusts with needle in great fear. He 
tells it to leave him and go after men [W 260]. 

d) Tailor is chosen because of his reputed valor to 
cany large quantit}' of money. His wife conceals 
it for him b}' sewing it in the lining of his vest. She 
disguises as highwa3Mnan [K 1837] and steals his 
vest with money. He tells how he was overcome by 
large band of thieves after a violent struggle but 
wife reveals the truth [K 1600]. 

BLC I 114. 

[ar] /. PMC p. 163: a b d. as /. CTA p. 225: b. 

2. CTA p. 228: c. 

*1715. Tailor works for widow. She serves him one egg. 
He sings, "One egg, one egg". She decides one 
egg is not enough and next meal serves him two. 
He sings, "Two eggs are two eggs". Next meal 
she gives him two eggs and sausage. He sings, 
"With two eggs and sausage ya cose itii sastre que 
110 se divisa" [J 1431]. as /. CTA p. 227. 

"1716. Tailor or man deepl}' in debt pretends to die. All 
forgive him their debts except shoemaker or tailor 
to whom he owed one real and who follows the 
body to church and hides in confessional, hoping" 
to reclaim his real. At night thieves come to church 
and divide their spoils. They set aside one extra 
share for one who will stab the corpse, who Jumps 
up and calls on dead to help him. Concealed 
shoemaker or tailor replies that the dead are coming. 

FFC go I200 — 1999 Joke and anecdote. 143 

Thieves flee in terror. One returns and hears 
shoemaker or tailor still crying for his real after 
division of spoils, and reports to companions that 
church is full of dead [K 335. 4] . Cf Mt '-'1654; 
and in rejected types Mt 1653* and Mt i654- ■•. 
as /. LRx\C no 80. 2. CTA p. 161. oc /. ECPE 
no 174: Mt*i7i6 + Mt 1535 III (Rabbit as messen- 
ger. Cf Mt 1539) lY b, V a b. 

*1718. At tailor's banquet there is not enough sausage 
for all so master tailor leaves out apprentice. 
Apprentice tells tailor that master al\va3's laid aside 
for himself part of the cloth he cut. Master asks 
apprentice who told him that. Apprentice asks master 
who told him he did not like sausage [J 1272.1]. 
le /. ECPE no 53. 

*1719. Tailor sleeps in shepherd's cabin. He refuses skin 
for cover because it might have lice. But during 
night he grows cold and asks shepherd for skin. 
Shepherd pla)'s deaf. Tailor promises God a big 
needle if He will make the dawn come quickly. 
as /. LRAC no 191. 

[77 20 — 17^4 Miller]. 

Cf Mt 754 -B and Mt *i8oo B. 
*1720. Sacks come back to owners fuller than the}' left, 
and 3'et miller prospers. He is called the Holy 
Miller. When he dies villagers cannot agree upon 
most honorable place to bury him, so they place 
coffin on mule and let it go where it will [B 151]. 
Mule finally stops b)^ hollow tree trunk near mill. 
They decide to bur}^ him here, but in digging 
they throw up pieces of grain sacks which they 
recognize as their own. Miller had clipped sacks. 
They bury his bod}' on dung heap [Q 205, Q 488]. 
[ar] I. PMC p. 83. 

144 R- S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

772/ — [/(^^i] Parson. 
1725 — [1799] Betrayed. 

1725. as /. LRAC no 107 (Wife's lover hides in wardrobe. 
Servant, knowing he is there, says master has 
ordered wardrobe sold, takes it to bridge and 
threatens to throw it into river if no one buys it. 
Wife bu3^s it for high price. Likewise she bujs 
chest. Servant covers master's horses with sheets. 
Wife believes them to be lover's white horses and 
takes lunch there. Master invites lover to eat with 
him. Servant tells lover master threatens to stone 
him. Master picks up coins servant has dropt. 
Lover thinks master has discovered truth and flees. 
Wife is good again and servant never tells). 

1730. as /. ECPE no 32: Mt 1730 (Wife invites three 
friars at different times ; locks them up and husband 
kills them) + Mt 1536 B. dc /. ECPE no 31: 
Mt 1730 (Wife invites three friars at different times 
and hides them in different places. Husband kills 
them) + Mt 1536 B. 

1735. Libro dc los ejemplos no LXVIIL 

"A. Priest's cow wanders to poor man's door at night. 
Man kills it and feeds his family with the meat. Man's 
child sings the secret; priest hears and offers child 
new shoes if it will sing same in church on Sunda}'. 
But man teaches his child another verse about 
priest and man's wife which it sings in church. 
Priest discredits child's statement [K 1221]. as /. 
LRAC no 69. 
^B. Poor man steals priest's pig and kills it. He puts 
it in cradle and rocks it when police come in 
search of it. He says, "May I eat what I am rocking 
if it is in my house". Police go away satisfied 
and man eats pig [K 537]. as /. LRAC no 70. 

FFC go 1200—1999 Joke and anecdote. 145 

1737. Cf Mt 1535 V a. 

1741. Tinioneda, Alivio de caminaiitfs 2 no 51 in BAE 3, 

181. 1846; see BP II 130. 

as /. LRAC no 62 (Fisherman invites priest to 

dine. His wife eats all the fish). 

(1775 — [1799] Parson and sexton). 

1775. Cf Mt 1363* A. 

1785 C. Cf Mt •1787 A. 

1787 A. Sacristan breaks saint's statue while cleaning it 
on eve of saint's da}'. Sacristan offers his son to 
pose as saint but priest insists shoemaker's son 
more closely resembles saint. Boy dressed as saint 
winks and women believe it to be a miracle. 
Sacristan sets wasps on him and he runs out of 
church. People believe it to be a miracle, as /. 
LRAC no 76. Cf Mt 1785 C. 

B. Nuns break saint's statue while cleaning it. They 
send it to carpenter to be repaired. His wife's 
lover hides in box and is taken to convent in place 
of saint's statue [K 197 1.3]. Nuns notice he has 
a moustache and start to take it off but he jumps 
up and flees. They beg him to return, ar /. 
ECPE no 42. 

C. Sacristan takes place of statue of Christ. Man of 
riotous living impressed by this lifelike statue is 
moved to repent and confesses his sins with 
sacristan's wife before statue. Sacristan pales and 
says, "If I were not playing this divine role, 
I should cut you up right here", an /. CCA p. 126. 

1791. as /. LRAC no 54. 2. CTA p. 198 (Sacristan 
and his cousin go for their buried treasure). 

146 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

[1800 — 1809 Confession]. 

=^1800. BIX I 53. 

A. Man confesses stealing, or promises in confession 
not to steal, more than a small amount. He steals 
a rope with a mare on the end of it [K 188]. 
as /. LRAC no 72. 2. LRAC no 73. 

B. Miller confesses he has oversized measure and is 
told to get a smaller one. He measures back the 
grain in the smaller one [K 478]. 

Cf Mt 1720— Mt 1724. 
le /. ECPE no 56. 

C. Fool steals priest's hog. He confesses with visiting 
priest who has been warned of the crime. Fool 
confesses stealing hog and other things and asks 
priest if he too has stolen such things. He receives 
affirmative answer and cries out in church, "Do 
not confess with this priest. He steals everywhere". 
as /. LRAC no 71. 

D. Man who stole sheep's stomach enters church just 
as priest is saying, "Cast off that filthiness, Miguel"; 
believes he is discovered and throws his loot among 
the people. 

as /. LRAC no 74. 

*1803. Woman in confession tells priest she has two 
mouths; she eats soup with one and meat with the 
other. He tells her to reverse process for penance. 
She puts hot soup in meat mouth and crepitus 
vcntris follows. She abandons penance. 
an /. LPEA II 241. 

^1805 A. Shepherd goes to confess for first time. He 
hangs his sack on a sunbeam. When priest sees 
this he tells shepherd he does not need to confess. 
Later he returns; hangs sack on sunbeam but it 
falls. He confesses a shepherdess caused his guilt. 

FFC go 1200—1999 Joke and anecdote. 147 

Libro de los cjeniplos no VII. Calila y Divnia ed 
Bib. de Aut. Esp. LI p. 15. 
as /. LRAC no 130. 
B. Shepherd sees old lady with rosary. He makes 
one out of wood. He comes to mass and hangs 
his sack on a sunbeam. Priest sends him back to 
mountains and tells him he is nearer God than 
priest. Shepherd returns and birds come out singing 
to meet him. as /. LRAC no 131. 
1825 'D. Boy who has been studying for priesthood sees 
various things (turnij), toad, goat, skull, etc.) on 
way home. He delivers a sermon telling of things 
he saw and Latinizing the words [K 1961]. as /. 
LRAC no 153. nc /. ECPE no 60. 
■*I829. Priest lives with his housekeeper. His three cocks 
sing, "What passes here — ■ cannot be tolerated — 
the priest sleeps with his housekeeper." He kills 
one but the remaining two sing the same song. 
He kills another. The third cock decides it is wise 
to keep silent, oc /. ECPE no 263. 
1831. as /. LRAC no 154. 2. CTA p. 247. (Goes to 
steal bacon). 

■^'A. Priest tells cook to prepare porridge for visitors. 
He keeps flour locked up and he has the key. In 
mass he sings instructions to cook for finding the 
key [X 44 1. 1]. Or, more visitors come unexpec- 
tedly and priest sings to cook to put their food in 
shallow dish [X 441.2]. as /. LRAC no 155. 
2. CTA p. 246. 

*B. Priest during mass or wife while dancing sings 
instructions to cook or husband for preparing food. 
as /. LRAC no 97. 2. CTA p. 221. 

*C. Priest while singing mass warns thief to return 
his loot and pretends to know who thief is. Thief 
■returns the stolen goods. Or, priest tells king 

148 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

indirect)}' while singing mass where thief is stan- 
ding in church. He is caught, as /. MSTF II loa 
no I. 2. MSTF II 100 no 2. 

1833. Cf Mf^i842 A. 

1834. oc /. HFB V nos 28 and 29 p. 33 (Old lady tells 
priest that when he pounded on the pulpit he 
reminded her of her ass which had died). 

*1836. Priest who delivers sermon on saint's day is infor- 
med that this sermon is paid for according to the 
number of times the saint's name is mentioned. 
Sacristan keeping count by notching reed comes 
out of his hiding place underneath pulpit to get a 
new reed [X 445. i]. an /. ECPE no 43 = ECRC 
no 8. 
1838. as /. LRAC no 196. 

[1840 — 1844 Inappropriate or stupid use 
of church ritual]. 

1840 "A. Novices or sacristan steal pears. Qui tcniperes 
rernm vicis is interpreted as quiten peras raras 
veces 'Do not take pears often'. Or, acolyte steals 
pears. Da nobis per huius aquae is interpreted as 
dame acd las pcruyes 'Give me the pears'. 
an /. CCA p. 97. as /. LRAC no 195. 2. LRAC 
no 151. 
'B. Priest notices that when sacristan is gathering figs 
he eats more than he puts into basket. Priest tells 
him to sing while he gathers figs. Sacristan sings 
responses and becomes silent. Priest asks him why 
he is silent and he replies that he is praying. 
as /. LRAC no 150. 
*1842 A. Priest tests shepherd on doctrine. Shepherd 
crosses himself and says, "In the name of the 
Father and the Holy Ghost. Amen." Priest asks 

FFC 90 1200 — 1999 Joke and anecdote. 149 

him where he left the Son. Shepherd answers 
that he sent son to market, as /. LRAC no 64. 
Cf Mt 1833. 

B. Mules stray off. Muleteer says he would give one 
to St, Anthony and one to souls if he could find 
mules. His son sees wolf eating mule and asks 
father if St. Anthon}- is black. Fatiier says he is 
and son sa3^s he is eating what was offered him. 
as /. LRAC no 65. 

C. Priest asks cowboy if he knows creed. Cowboy 
says he knows it all but about three words toward 
the Hell part and these he can supply from the 
Salve, as /. LRAC no 91. 

^1843. Baptism. 

A. Cowbo}^ takes baby to priest to be baptized. He 
cannot remember baby's name but knows that it 
was something to go on ass. Priest names diffe- 
rent parts of harness and finally cincha which 
reminds cowboy name was Jacinta. as /. LRAC 
no 92. 

*1844. Priest is jealous of favor enjo3'ed b}^ flageolet 
player, and during night pretends to have nightmare 
and deals him sound blows on lips so he cannot 
play. When people discover this, priest has fled. 
[ar] /. PMC p. 13. 

[1846 — iSj4 Student]. 

Cf Mt 1540 and Mt 1940 -B and -C. 
BLC I 44 and 52. 
~1846. Rascally students sell cap to foolish one which they 
claim is magic and turning it around will cause 
all bills to be paid. He gives them all his money 
for it and must go to jail when it fails to pay for fine 
meal he has eaten, as /. CTA p. 222. Cf Mt 1539. 

150 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

■••1848. Hungry, penniless students pledge parts of a meal. 
First takes two turke^^s and tells dealer they are 
for bishop who will pay for them after mass. 
Second steals rolls, crackers and fritters from bakery. 
Third procures wine. They blindfold innkeeper's 
wife and agree that one she catches will pay bill. 
When she is blindfolded they flee. Innkeeper comes 
in and she catches him, saying he must pay. He 
says he knows that [K 455.4]. oc /. ECPE no 
197: Mt ^1848 + Mt 1642 V. Cf Mt 1585— Mt 1594. 

*1850. Student sends note to count by shoemaker. Note 
asks count to detain shoemaker a few daj's while 
student steals shoemaker's wife. Count does so, 
and when shoemaker returns his wife is gone 
[K 1388]. as /. LRAC no 105. 

*1852. Student takes place of ass which peasant is leading 
on rope while another student leads ass off and 
sells it. Student explains to peasant he was turned 
into an ass in punishment for his wicked student 
life but now God freed him through intercession 
of his father. He begs peasant to sa}^ nothing of 
the matter for the good of both, and departs. 
Peasant returns to fair and recognizes his ass. He 
whispers in its ear, "Let someone bu}' 3^ou whO' 
does not know you". 
Cf Mt 754 'C and Mt 1529. 
BLC I 259. 
an /. CCA p. 51. 

[iSjj — iS6^ Criniiiial]. 

*1855. Criminal sentenced to hang refuses to confess. But 
finally priest induces him, reminding him he would 
dine with Christ that evening. Mule that carries 
him to scaffold goes very fast, and criminal says 

FFC go 1200—1999 Joke and anecdote. 151 

to priest, "At this rate I shall lunch with Christ" 
[j 1475]. as /. CTA p. 224. 

1875—1999 Lying. 

iSijo — 1()0() Hunting. 

BLC II 292. 

1892. BLC II 170. 

1930. J. Ruiz Arcipreste de Hita ^copla 112 and 331. 
BAE 57, 225. 260). Lope de Rueda {Obi as 1, 50. 
1895). Two ballads (Duran no 1347. 1733. Depping, 
Ronioncero cast. 1844 2, 430. 477); see BP III 248. 
J. Ducaniin, Romances choisis, Paris n d, no 68 =: 
Duran II 393. 

1940. Cf B. de Torres Naharro, „Comedia Tinellaria" in 
Propaladia, Madrid, Fe 1880, I 414. 
"A. Poor man is given shelter or employed by man 
(priest). Employer, to make fun of poor man's 
ignorance, gives him extraordinary names for com- 
mon objects, animals and people around the house. 
During night cat catches fire in tail, or poor man 
sets fire to it, and house catches fire. Poor man 
warns employer of the danger, using the extra- 
ordinary names, and makes off with food. Emplo3^er 
does not understand and house burns. 
Zcitschrift <ti's Verrins fiir Volkskiinde 191 6 XXVI 8, 
370; 191 7 XXVII 135; 1918 XXVIII 135. 
an /. FA p. 134. as /. LRAC no 81. 2. LRAC 
no 152. ^. CTA p. 229. le /. ECPE no 58. 
2. ECPE no 59. oc /. ECPE no 57. 
'B. Student poses as fool or man disguises as woman 
and obtains employment in house of man with 
pretty daughter or in king's palace. He tells man 
his name is Shirttail; tells porter it is I Myself; 
daughter it is Cramps; maidservant it is Kitty. 

152 R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Maidservant puts daughter to bed and tells her 
Kitty is there. Daughter says to leave it to catch 
mice. He conies to bed and daughter cries to 
father that Cramps is killing her. He tells her to 
stretch out. But she screams; he pursues student 
and cries to servants to catch Shirttail. The}- catch 
man by shirttail. As student flees he breaks porter's 
head. When asked who did it, porter replies, 
"I Myself". Cf Mt 1846— Mt 1854. 
as /. LRAC no 68. 2. CTA p. 214. 

"C. Student tells old woman he is her nephew. He 
steals her chicken. She asks him what towns he 
has passed through. He answers with extraordinary 
names which, together, state that he has stolen 
chicken. Her husband returns and recognizes the 
deceit. Cf Mt 1846— Mt 1854. 
an /. ECPE no 61 = ECRC no 5, 

■D. Old woman has three dogs named Drinkwine, 
Eatbread and Eatcheese. She takes them to church 
with her every morning when she goes to pra}', 
and first two disappear. Third eats the cheese. 
an /. ECPE no 51 = ECRC no 4. 

■ E. Neighbors come to console woman whose husband 
has just died. Dog or cat named World takes 
advantage of opportunity to eat slices of bacon or 
sausages. The widow sees this and moans, "Oh 
World, how you are taking them from me one by 
one I" Neighbors believe she is mourning loss of 
husband, as /. LRAC no 82. 2. CFAC p. 197. 

•F. Man has three asses named Would to Heaven, God 
Give You Bad Fortune, and Happiness and Con- 
tentment. Man and first ass take sick at the same 
time. Wife says, "If you die, and Would to Heaven; 
we shall sell God Give You Bad Fortune to obtain 
money for your burial. And the children and 

FFC 90 I200— 1999 Joke and anecdote. 153 

I shall keep Happiness and Contentment, as r. 
LRAC no 87. 
■"•'G. St. Peter hurries out of tavern without paying for 
cider. He tells Christ he has been teaching the 
Twelve Commandments to a woman in there. Just 
then the barmaid comes out and says to St. Peter, 
"And the ciiarto, friend?" {Cuarto is the name of 
a coin and also means 'fourth'). He replies that 
the fourth one is: Honor th}' father and thy mother. 
as /. CFAC p. 186. 
*H. Fine lady explains her ailment in complicated, 
poetic paraphrase. Doctor does not understand. 
Lad3''s servant explains briefh' in vulgar language. 
Or, lad}' in long paraphrase asks if fish are from 
sea or river. Fishergirl does not understand and 
answers that they are trout. 
BLC II 157; III 215. 
as /. CTA p. 231. 2. CTA p. 252. 
■•1942. Three brothers decide that one who can offer most 
appropriate saying is to have egg. First knocks 
fgg against wall and says, "Casca cascorum" ; 
second breaks shell a little more, sprinkles dirt 
over it and says, "Sar, sale, sapiensa" ; third takes 
off shell, swallows egg at one gulp and says, 
"Consumatus es" [K 444.1]. Cf Mt *8o. 
an /. FA p. 133: Mt 1626 + Mt ■1942. 

1950. Juan Ruiz, Arcipreste de Hita, copla 431 (BAE 57, 
240. 1864); see BP III 211. 

1960 D. Juan Aragones, no 5 (BAE 3, 167); see BP 
III 190. 

2000 2399 Formula tale. 
2000—2199 Cumulative. 

2012 '^A. Widower tells of his courtship, marriage and 

death of his wife, all in a week, as /. LRAC 

no 194. 
"B. Life story in ten hours, "At one I was born; ... at 

ten my child's soul was crowned in heaven." 

as /. LRAC no 198. 
■••'C. Bird advises man to treat his lazy children as she 

does her young, "In March I make my nest; ... in 

August I have nothing more to do with my young." 

as /. LRAC no 187. 
2014. BLC I 85. BLC III 173. Cf Tni Spanish farces, 

ed. G. T. Northu]^, New York, Heath 1922, pp. 


2017. Cf Mt 175 and Mt 650. 

2018 'A. — Where have you been, gooseV — In the fields. 
What have you in your beak? — A knife. Etc., 
tile, water, ox, firewood, old woman, friars, mass, 
shirt, as /. LRAC no 185. le /. ECPE no 280. 

2020. Louse and flea wish to marry. Mosquito, toad, 
ant, etc. volunteer to supply the weddingfeast 
[Z 28.1]. as /. LRAC no 182. 

2023. Little ant finds a penny, buys new clothes with it 
and sits in her doorway. Various animals pass 
by and propose marriage. She asks what they do 
at night. Every one replies with its characteristic 
sound; and none pleases her but the quiet little 
mouse, whom she marries. She leaves him to tend 

FFC 90 2000 — 2399 Formula tale. 155 

the stew, and he falls in and drowns. She weeps, 
and, on learning the reason, bird cuts off its beak, 
dove cuts off its tail [Z 34], etc. an /. COAR 
p. 3 = SCL p. 86 = CST p. 137, as /. LRAC 
no 181. 2. LRAC no 180 (Mouse has to get up 
during the night and cat eats him), oc /. ECPE 
no 271. 2. ECPE no 272. }. ECPE no 274. 
4. ECPE no 273 (Mouse has to get up during the 
night and cat eats him). 
*2026. "I killed m}' grandmother because she refused to 
cook a hare. I killed a priest because he said my 
crime was bad. A friar absolved me to avoid being- 
killed" [Z 58]. oc /. ECPE no 62. 
2030 'A. Ant plants chickpeas; becomes impatient because 
they do not begin to sprout next day; and asks 
gardener to remove tree under which she planted 
them. He refuses. She makes vain appeals until 
finally butcher threatens to kill ox, ox to drink 
water, water to put out candle, candle to burn 
stick, stick to beat cat, cat to eat mouse, queen, 
king, justice, gardener's wife who persuades her 
husband to remove the tree, x /. RMQ II 45 — 6 
note to line 20 = ed. of Rev de Arch. Bib. y Museos 
1916 I 474 note to line 3. 

*B. Cock on vvav to wedding dirties beak by eating ; 
asks mallow to clean beak; but mallow refuses. 
Cock asks sheep to eat mallow, etc. Finally God 
sends Death to take away smith. Smith now wants 
to break knife; knife to kill cow etc., and mallow 
cleans cock's beak, as /. LRAC no 177 (Cock 
falls into ravine and gets dirty), oc /. ECPF^ no 
275 = ECRC no 9. 2. ECPE no 276. 

*C. Mouse eats old couple's cheese. Cat kills mouse 
for eating cheese. Dog kills cat for eating mouse. 
Etc. as I. ECPE no 277. 2. LRAC no 179. 

156 R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

'D. — Mv dog picked up a string, but did not wish 
to give it to me unless I gave her bread. Cupboard 
did not wish to give bread unless I gave it a ke}^ ; smith, 
charcoal; charcoal burner, calf's legbone; butcher, 
milk; cow, grass; meadow, water; clouds, dove's 
feather. Dove gave me a feather which I gave to 
clouds, etc. oc /. ECPE no 278. 2. no 279. 

2031. Bird has leg broken by snow. Cold wind blows. 
Bird cries, "Winds, move the clouds that hide the 
sun; sun, melt the snow that breaks the leg of a 
poor little bird like mel " [I have emended the 
text slightl}-.] 

California Span: Espinosa JAF XXVII 222. New 
Mexico: Espinosa JAF XXVII 138. 
as /. LRAC no 186. 

2032 *A. Toad asks magpie in tree to throw down a 
chestnut. Magpie refuses, saying it might break its 
beak. Toad promises, if that happens, to get a 
horsehair to tie it up again. Magpie throws chestnut 
and breaks beak. Toad asks ass for hair, but ass 
first demands grass; mower first demands sheep; 
shepherd, pup; mother dog, bread; baker, stumps. 
Toad cut the stumps and finally got the hair, as /. 
LRAC no 178. 

2040. Libro dr los c/einplos no CXXI\'. 
"2045. Devil threatened to carry off pauper if he could 
not say twelve words "retorneadas". St. Joseph 
answered for pauper, "One, sun and moon; two, 
Moses' tablets where Christ put his feet to go up 
into the holy house of Jerusalem; the three Maries; 
the four evangelists; the five wounds; the six 
candlesticks; the seven choruses; the eight pleasures; 
the nine months; the ten commandments; the eleven 
thousand virgins; the twelve apostles" [H 602]. 
nc /. ECPE no 14. 

FFC 90 2000—2399 Formula tale. 157 

[2225—2235 Repetition]. 

"2225. — Should you like to hear the tale of the Good 
Pipe? — Yes. — I did not say that you should 
sav yes. I ask if you should like to hear the tale 
of the Good Pipe. — Tell it to me! — I do not 
say that vou should tell me to tell it to you. I ask 
you if you should like to hear the tale of the 
Good Pipe. — Leave me in peace! — I do not 
say etc. as /. LRAC no 200. ex /. FBE p. 210. 
(Should you like to hear the tale of the Good Pipe 
that never ends and yet is now ended? Etc.) 

^2226. — Once a goat had a kid with little eyes to see, etc. 
ex /. FBE p. 210. 

'2227. — There was a priest who had a carriage which was 
going day and night, ex /. FBE p. 210. 

"2228. Boy asks girl's father for her in marriage, and the 
colander, percolator, spotted cow and dog. Father 
does not wish to give the dog, but daughter 
persuades him. Mother cries at losing her best 
loved child. Neighbor asks what her dowery 
consists of. — The colander, percolator, spotted 
cow, dog and basket and eleven reales to trade 
with, as /. LRAC no 83. 

2400—2499 Unclassified tale. 

*2415. About the end of Februaiy old lady sitting in 
kitchen and sunray strikes her on face. "February, 
I do not fear you an}' longer. My young goats 
have horns and my cheeses are ripe," February 
replies, "M}- brother March is coming. He will 
lend me a few snowy days and I shall eat up your 
property", as /. LRAC no 199. 


*1. Friar elf kneads bread at night for poor girls. 
They make him a new habit. Dressed in new 
clothes he will no longer knead bread, aa /. COAR 
p. 81 = CST p. 157. 

"2. Idler makes no harvest. In winter has no leggings 
nor mone}' and asks neighbor's advice. Is sent to 
Christ. Prays before statue which tells him that in 
summer he should prepare for winter, an /. COAR 
p. 103. 

*3. Giant pleases princess but she puts him off until 
he becomes enraged and aids neighboring king in 
making war on her father. He digs tunnel to her 
castle and kidnaps her, Charles the Great pursues 
them through tunnel, cuts off giant's head, and 
rescues the princess, x /. BPS p. 6. 






Abandoned children, 327 ; 

wife, ■896. 
Abandonment on island, 

Abbot and kaiser, 922. 

Abduction of shoemaker's 
wife, ^1850. 

Accident, Lucky a, 1640 — 

Accidental discharge of gun, 

Account, Stingy woman re- 
vives from dead to correct 
a, "1 482. 

Acorn crop, 1185. 

Acorns should grow on vi- 
nes, 759. 

Adam is shown future sons 
of Cain at war, 840 ^'A. 

Adventure told as dream, 

Adventures, Old thief tells a, 

Adversary, Supernatural a, 

Advice, 150—153,910—914; 

Evil a of cock, *207; of 

father, 400 *B; of fox or 

bird, 150. 
Advocate, Devil as a, 821. 
Age, Great a of owl, 230 ; 

Strength takes precedence 

over a, *8o. 
Agreement, See contract. 
Air castles, 1430; Visit to a, 

302 *A, *445 B. 
Aladdin, 561. 
All depends on how you 

take it, 915. 
Allegory, 470, 471, 756 *E. 
All stick together, 571. 
Alms given once save soul, 


Amazon bride, 519. 

Anecdote, 1200 — 1999. 

Angels as cat and dog hel- 
pers, 560. 

Anger bargain, 650, 1000, 

Animal, i — 299; bride, 402; 
bridegroom, 425 A, 430; 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

brothersinlaw, 552 A; Do- 
mestic a, 200 — 219; Do- 
mestic a and man, 1 76 — 
199; Social organization 
of a and bird, 220 — 223; 
sonsinlavv and magic food, 
552 B ; Transformation to 
a, 665; Unfamiliar a, 103; 
l^iknown a, 1281 ; Wild 
a, I — 99; Wild a and bird, 
140 — 149; Wild a and 
man, 150 — 175; Wild a 
and object, 85 — ^90. 

Animal, See helper, langua- 

Animals and birds proclaim 
Passion of Christ, '243 A; 
build road, 55 ; eat one 
another, 20; Fat a on de- 
sert, 471 *A; Girls marry 
a, 552; Grateful a and 
ungrateful man, 160; in 
night quarters, 130, 210; 
Lazy a punished, 55; ran- 
som themselves, 159; sa- 
ved from pit, 160; Thin 
a in fine pasture, 471 *A; 
War between wild and 
domestic a, 104; Wild and 
domestic a, 100 — 139; 
Wild a on sleigh, 158. 

Animals' fear of man, 157. 

Answers in foreign language, 
1697 *-^'- Riddle a of cle- 
ver youth, 921. 

Ant and lazy cricket, 249 ; and 
mouse marry (cumulative), 
*2023 ; as helper, 513 A, 
554; blinds cat, 222; car- 
ries huge load, 280; forces 
monster to give up devou- 
red victims, 333; plants 

chickpeas (cumulative), 
2030 -A. 

Anthony as beggar answers 
questions, 922 ; crosses 
river on cape, *77i; eats 
mule, *i842 B. 

Antlers, Stag proud of a, 77. 

Apple, Ability to pluck a 
proves identit}', 510; cau- 
ses horns, 566; causes 
pregnancy, 303, 708; cu- 
res, 653; Enchanted by 
eating a, *449; Forbidden 
a, 301; Poisoned a, *453. 

Application, Good and bad 
a of good precepts, 915. 

Architect steals from treasury, 

Aristotle and_ Phyllis, 1501. 
Armbands give strength, 590. 
Army, Giant threatened with 

a, 328; keeps off wolves, 

Arrow hits bird that waits, 

Ashamed of legs, 77. 

Ashes, All who poke a must 
say "Fiddevav", 593. 

Ass as mayor, 1675; bullies 
bear or lion, 103 *A; De- 
vil as a, *762; Golddrop- 
pi"g a, 563. 1535; Helpful 
a, 706 *A; hoisted up to- 
wer, 1 210; ill advised by 
cock, *207 ; kicks fox on to 
lion's bed, 50; Old lady 
reminded of her a b}'' 
priest's gestures, 1843*; 
plays lyre, 430; says mass, 
1696 *A; Sitting on a in 
stable, 1696; Student as 
transformed a, *i852; 


Kev word list. 


table and stick, 563, Vege- 
table transforms into a, 

Ass, See mule. 
Asses loaded with salt and 

feathers, 211***; Thin a 

in fine grainfield, 471 *B; 

with extraordinary names, 

1940 *F. 
Ass's egg, 1 3 19; Magic a 

head, 425; Rod of virtue 

from a heart, 706 *A. 
Astronomer, Skilful a, 653. 
Avarice punished, 836 *C ; 

Truth and Justice, *848. 
Axes thrown awa}', 1246. 
Baby, Fool hits louse and 

kills b, 1685; Girls find b, 

831 *D. 
Babies, River of milk suckles 

b, 471 *A. 
Back, Fox climbs from pit 

on wolf's b, 31. 
Bad luck follows man, 947, 

1535 *A; Punishment of b 

woman, 473; rearing, 838. 
Badger disputes over bee- 
hive, *8o. 
Bag filled with gold (bones), 

311 *A; for food, 1088; 

Peter in b, 330; Salt in 

wet b, 1696; Singing b, 

311 *B; Wolf in b, *i66; 

See sack. 
Bakehouse, Fox caught in b, 

Baker elf, Misc *i; Girl 

would marry a b, 707. 
Ball, Girl in Heaven with b, 

*8o6; Magic b of thread, 

728* ; Recognition b}' ball, 

301 B. 


Balloon, Man falls from b, 

Balls traded for lion's milk, 

560 *A. 
Balsam heals, 653. 
Bands, Arm b give strength, 

Banished wife or maiden, 


Bank theft, 951 B. 

Banners of enem}' captured, 
301, 560 *A. 

Banquet of tailor, *i7i8. 

Baptism of cats, *i358. 

Barber and princess in love, 
*857; Skilful b, 654. 

Barber's magic mirror, *i62i. 

Bargain, Good b, 1642; not 
to become angry, 1000; 
with Devil, 361. 

Barn, Christ and Peter in b, 
752 A. 

Barrel, Thief in oil b, 954 •'A. 

Basket, Fox hides under b, 
*i6i ; Fox steals b, i*-; 
Inexhaustible b, "594; on 
fisher wolf's or fox's tail, 2. 

Bathing, Disenchanting b}- b, 
433 B; grandmother, 1013 ; 
in horse's sweat beauti- 
fies, 531 ; pretext, "970. 

Batrachian, 275 — 289 ; and 
man, 290 — 299. 

Battle of serpents, 738''; 
See war. 

Bayonet, Magic b, 756 B. 

Beak, Cock dirties b (cumu- 
lative), 2030 '^B. 

Beam, Stretching the b, 1244. 

Bean splits in two, 295. 

Beans, Meal of b, 1478; Tal- 
king b, "1374 A. 

1 62 

R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

Bear beheaded, 154; bullied 
by ass, 103 "A; by day 
man by night, 425; chases 
thieves, 957 ; deceived by 
fox, I — 65; disputes over 
beehive, "80; food, 154; 
Fox leads b to honey 
(wasps), 49; gelded, 153; 
husband, 425 C; loses tail 
in ice, 2 ; meets man brave 
enough to overcome him, 
157; mistaken for parson, 
116; pretends to be tree- 
trunk, 154; rescues fox, 
32; sick, 50; sinks claws 
into horse's flanks, 1 1 7 ' ; 
skin, 361 ; taken for cat, 
1 161; taken for dog, 1312'-; 
Titmouse tries to be as 
big as b, 228 ; two girls 
and dwarf, 426; Ungrate- 
ful b, 155; wishes to be 
painted, 8. 

Beard, Gilding ogre's b, 1 1 38 ; 
Hairs from Devil's b, 461; 
Never serve man with red 
b, 400 *B ; Ogre's b caught, 
1 160. 

Bears taught to pla}^ violin. 

Bear's son, 301; 650; wife, 

425 C. 
Beaten, Bear b by smith, 

157; Devil b b}' smith, 

330; Fox b to death, 154; 

Wolf b for washing beans 

awa}', *64. 
Beating Peter at inn, 791; 

stick, 330. 
Beautification by beheading 

or bathing in horse's 

sweat, 531. 

Beautiful and ugly twin, 711; 
Persecution because of b 
wife, 465. 

Beauty and the beast, 425 ; 
given by dwarfs, 403; Slee- 
ping b, 410. 

Bed, Brothers in b with 
giant's daughters, 328 "A; 
Buving place in lost hus- 
band's bed, 313, 425; Dis- 
enchanted b}' sleeping in 
girl's b, 440; Girl changes 
b with witch's daughter, 
"4531 ^o whom princess 
turns in b, 571 — 574. 621, 

Bee helped by ant against 
cat, 222; helper, 554; hit 
by fool on ma3'or, 1586; 
Race of wolf and b, 275 *B. 

Beehive, All flowers (b), ■^'860; 
Cat in b, 222 ; Dispute 
over b, ■■80. 

Beetle as helper, 513 A, 621. 

Beggar, Anthon}- as b ans- 
wers questions, 922 ; Thief 
as b woman, ^973; trusts 
God not king, 841 ; turns 
unkind woman into cow, 

Beheading beautifies, 531 ; 
Disenchanting by b, 425. 

440, 471. 545. 550, 708; 

giants one b}- one, 304; 

thief, 950 ; thieves one by 

one, 302 ■■A, 956 A. 
Bell falls into sea, 1278; 

Mice buy b for cat, no; 

on horse rung by fox, 40*. 
Bells ring for bishop, 921. 
Belly, Hiding in fish's b, 

329; Needle in elk's b, 90; 


Key word list. 


Rescued from monster's b, 
333, 2028. 

Beloved of women, 580, 

Belt gives strength, 590; 
Inexhaustible money b, 566. 

Bench, Sticking to b, 330. 

Bending a tree, 1051. 

Berries for mother stolen by 
fox, 39. 

Betra3'ed parson, 1725 — 

Bible protects from monster, 

Big animal or object, i960 ; 
as bear, 228 ; ones eat 
little ones, 20 C ; shoes in 
front of barn, 1151; wed- 
ding, 1961. 

Bill, One caught must pay 
b, '^'1848; paving cap, 

Bird, 224 — 242 ; advises man 
how to treat children, 2012 
"C ; and fox, 56 — 62; and 
wild animal, 140 — 149; 
council, 220 ; Disguised as 
strange b, 311, 1091 ; 
Election of b king, 221 ; 
Girl as b, 400 *A, 405 ; 
in borrowed feathers, *244 ; 
language, 517, 781 ; Magic 
b heart, 567 ; Man flies 
like b, 665 ; horse and 
princess, 550 ; mouse and 
sausage keep house 85 ; 
Prince as b, 432 : reveals 
murder of child, 781; So- 
cial organization of ani- 
mal and b, 220 — 223; 
Soul as b, 720 ; Talking b, 
707 ; Tame b and wild b, 
245 ; Visit to b king. 

551; waits till hunter has 
shot, 246; with broken 
leg (cumulative), 2031. 

Birds and animals proclaim 
Passion of Christ, ■■'243 A; 
and animals war, 222 ; 
carry flowers to Virgin, 
471 -A; assembled b}' ring, 
650 ; exchange eggs, 240 ; 
Oranges become b, "^594 ; 
wash girl's clothes, 425 *D. 

Bird's tears restore sight, 
425 "D ; Whoever eats b 
heart will be king, 567 ; 
wine and unborn horse, 
927 "B. 

Birth, Giving b to snake, 
711 *A; Woman who pre- 
vents b casts no shadow, 

_ 755- 

Birthmarks of princess, 850. 

Bishop questioned b}^ Devil, 

Biting foot, 5 ; neck causes 
loss of speech, 621 : stone, 
1 06 1. 

Bittern advises magpie 
against fox, 57 *A; flat- 
ters fox to sing, 6 ; teaches 
fox to fly, 225. 

Bitterness, Branch of b, 

^^445 B. 

Black and white bride, 403; 
Eating b hand, 311; goat, 
831 ■■•A; hen and greedy 
woman, 836 *C ; stone 
breaks lamp, 400 *B. 

Blackbeetle has extreme pa- 
tience, *288 C. 

Blind bride, 1456; Husband 
sa3's good food will make 
him b, 1380. 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


Blinded b}^ jealous queen, 

Blinding the guard, 73 ; the 
ogi-e, 1 135. 1137- 

Blindman and bull, ■•1699; 
encountered by fleeing fox, 
•■■^35 A. 

Blindness, See sight restored. 

Blindvvorm and nightingale 
each has one e\'e, 234. 

Blood brothers, 303; brother's 
wife, 1364; of children 
revives servant, 516; River 
of b is Christ, 471 "A; 
Sham b and brains, 3; 
sucked to revive girl, 516; 
Water becomes b as dan- 
ger sign, 303. 

Bloodpudding chokes spy, 
1536 A. 

Blower, Extraordinary b, 513. 

Blowing in the house, 124. 

Blue Beard, 312; belt or 
bands give strength, 590; 
Spirit in b light, 562. 

Boastful deerslayer, 830 ; 
servant, 2404; tailor, ■■1710. 

Boasting of wife, 880. 

Boat, Burning p, 1330; gets 
tired, 1277; Selfmoving b, 
400; tarred, 1156. 

Bodv, Buying looks at girl's 
b, 850, 900 'A; Helping 
devil demands part of 
bod}' (nailparing), 1181. 

Bone, Bo}' revives from plan- 
ted b, 720 ■■A; in wolf's 
throat removed b}' crane, 
76; Singing b 780. 

Bones become cow, 804; 
(nutshells) creak, 501 -A; 

Horseskin bag filled with 
gold (b), 311 -^A. 

Booty, Animals enticed from 
b, 15'. 

Born of fish, 705. 

Both?, 1563- 

Bottle, Spirit in b, 331, •"340. 

Bouquet of all waters, ■860. 

Bow, Hunter bends b, 246. 

Bowing backwards, 875. 

Box becomes carriage, "557;: 
of mone}^ for following 
advice, 910 B; on ears, 
1372; Teresa opens for- 
bidden b, 836 ••'F. 

Bo}^ applies sermon, 1833; 
at witch's house, 327-; in 
cage of twoface man, 327 
"■F; in drum, 700; in thie- 
ves' den, 327 -'E; Lazy b, 
675; on wolf's tail, 1875; 
revives from planted bone, 
720 -A; size of needle or 
garlic, 700; sold to Devil, 
314; Stones about b, 1525 
1874; who died of fear, 
326 'B; who had never 
seen women, 1678; who 
knew no fear, 326; who 
learned many things, 517; 
with active imagination, 
241 1. 

Boy's disasters, 1681. 
Brains (buttermilk) of fox 

knocked out, 3. 
Brambles, Forced dancer in b,. 

592; Skinned wolf in b, i. 
Branch, Not marry while b 

sta3's green, 711 •■A; of 

bitterness, "445 B. 
Branches twining 966"'-'. 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


Brands brothers for banners, 
301, 560 -A. 

Bread, Inexhaustible b, 750 B; 
Money in b, 910 B; offe- 
red to statue, ^767; poiso- 
ned, 837; Statue demands 
fair price for b, "••769 C. 

Breath, Catching b, 11 76; in 
cold as tobacco smoke, 

Breeches, Jumping into b, 

Bremen musicians, 130, 210. 

Bridal, Monster in b cham- 
ber, 507 B; Substitute on 
b night overcomes strong- 
bride, 519; Wasps drive 
out other suitors on b 
night, 559. 

Bride, Animal b, 402, ■557; 
Blind b, 1456; Forgotten 
b, 313; Forsaken b, 884; 
Hardhearted b, 1455; Lark 
reveals true b, 403; Lazy 
b, 1453; Monster's b, 425, 
507 A; Skull dressed as 
b, 311; Substitute b, 403, 
450. 533. 870; won in 
tournament, 508. 

Bridegroom, Animal b, 425 
A; Corpseeating b, 363; 
Dead b, 365; Foolish b, 
1685; permits visit to lo- 
ver, 976; thief, 955. 

Brides killed, ■895. 

Bride's, Pin into b head 
transforms her into dove, 

Bridge built, 1005; Crow 
sticks to tarred b, 2017; 
Jumping off b, 1535 -A; 

Lover in chest on b, 1725; 
to other world, 471. 

Broken image, 1643. 

Brother, Little b and sister, 
450; Supernatural or en- 
chanted b, 450 — 459- 

Brothers become oxen, 327 
•'D; in bed with giant's 
daughters, 328 -'A; Luck}^ 
b, 1650; Skilful b, 653; 
Three b, 654; Treacherous 
b, 550, 55^; ^^'ise b, 655. 

Brother's Poor b treasure, 

Brothers' guilt revealed b}" 

fox, 551. 
Brothersinlaw, Animal b, 

552 A. 
Brunhild, 519. 
Buckets, Descending" into 

well in b, 32. 
Building bridge or road for 

ogre, 1005. 
Bull and blindman, •T699; 

Enchanted b steals magic 

objects, ••435. 
Bull's heart for pretty girl. 

Bullies, Ass b bear or lion, 
103 -A. 

Burial, Indecent b for lazy 
wife, ■1375. 

Buries, Stepmother b girl 
alive, 780 •B. 

Burning, Attempt at b, 11 16; 
boat, 1330; Disenchanting 
b)' b animal skin, 425; 
Healing by b, 785; of La- 
wrence, '766. 

Burns, Fool b monks, 1536 B, 

Burying living and unburying 
dead, 921. 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

Bush, Fox sa3's his tail is b, 5. 

Bushel level, 1182. 

Butcher, Devout b protects 
murderer of his father, 
756 "'D; Girl would marry 
a b, 707. 

Butter cask taken for dead 
man, 1314; stolen by 
playing godfather, 15. 

Buttermilk, Fox pretends his 
brains are b, 3. 

Buttock, Girl replaces meat 
with piece of her b, 
''1374 B- 

Buying wood, 1048. 

Cage, Boy in c of twoface 
man, 327 "F. 

Cain's sons at war, 840 "A. 

Cake magically grows larger, 

Calf and parson, 1739. 

Call, Must not call for wife, 

Calling, Disenchanting mon- 
ster by c him son, 708. 

Calumniated girl, 451, 706, 
707, 712, 883 A, -^891, 

Candle becomes bone, 836 
'T; Drying the c, 1270; 
held by cat. 217; of life, 
311 "A, 708 "A; Spilt c 
wax causes lover to dis- 
appear, 425. 

Candles on crayfish, 1740; 
on grave of condemned 
woman, '834; Walking in 
circle with c breaks en- 
chantment, 425 "•D. 

Candy, Fool eats c, '1703. 

Cannibal, 406-. 

Cap renders wearer invi- 
sible, 302 "A; Traveling c, 
566; pays bills, "1846. 

Cap o' Rushes, 510 B. 

Cape, Anthony crosses river 
on e, "771; of innkeeper 
borrowed by student, 1642. 

Caps changed in bed, 327, 
328 ^^A. 

Captive escapes by deceiving 
captor, 122. 

Captivity, Ungrateful serpent 
returned to c, 155. 

Captured animals ransom 
themselves, 159; giant, 

Cardpla3'ing parson, 1839. 

Card winner, 313, -^345. 

Carnation sweetheart, 652. 

Carnations, Boys appear 
from c, 425 "D. 

Carnival revelers punished,^ 
836 ^B. 

Carpenter's daughter married 
to rich merchant, •■769 A. 

Carpet, Traveling c, 653. 

Carpeting palace with small 
amount of cloth, 707. 

Carriage, Box becomes c,. 
'557; Priest has c (Repe- 
tition), ■■'2227; Wedding c 
magically stopped, 313. 

Carrying Christ Child, 768; 
the horse, 1082; wife to 
lover, ■^1424; Wolf c fox, 

Cart, Toad tries to upset c,. 
•288 A. 

Cask filled with gold, "773 B. 

Casks, Thieves hide in oil c,. 

Casting eyes, 1006. 


Kev word list. 


Castle, Ogre in haunted c, 

1 160. 
Castrating bear, 153; ogre, 

Cat, Angel as c helper, 560; 
attacks spurless cock, ■'208; 
Big c (bear), 1161; blamed 
with eating meat, "1374 
A; bride, 402; Candle and 
c, 217; Castle of c, 545 A; 
eats mouse (Cumulative), 
■2023; frees wolf from 
bag, ■166; helper, 545; in 
beehive, 222; loses dog's 
certificate, 200, Mice bu}' 
bell for c, no; Mouse tells 
c a tale, in; obtains dres- 
ses from Devil, 510; puts 
off wolf, 122 A; reveals 
wrong bride, 510; substi- 
tuted for newborn child, 
707; washes face and loses 
rat, 122 B; weighed, 1373; 
with equivocal name, 1940 

Cats Thief's tale of ghostly 

c, 953- 
Cat's only trick, 105. 
Catalina's mother, 804. 
Catch tales, 2200. 
Catching a breath, 1176; 

water in sieve, 1180. 
Cellar, Wolf overeats in c, 4 1 . 
Cemetery, See grave3'ard. 
Certificate, Cat loses clog's c, 

Chain, Human c, 1250. 
Chair, Sitting" or Peter's c, 


Chamber, See forbidden 

Chance wisdom, 655. 

Chaiichdiigaiias, ■■ 1 684. 

Changing places or caps in 
bed, 328 •■A, "453, 1120. 

Charcoal, Bear pretends to 
be c, 154. 

Charity, One act of c saves 
soul, •••773. 

Charles the Great rescues 
princess, Misc '3. 

Chastit}', Devil guards wife's 
c, 1352; indicated b}^ stone, 
870 A; kept b}^ naked 
sword, 303; Parrot guards 
wife's c, ■•'■'435; wager, 882. 

Cheat in selling oxen, 1538. 

Cheese, Cutting the c, 1452; 
drops from flattered bird's 
mouth, 57; Fox eats c, i; 
Sent after another c, 1291; 
stolen b}' mouse (Cumu- 
lative), 2030 'C; Wolf 
drinks in well to get c, 34. 

Chest filled with stones for 
gold, ■980 A; Lover in c, 
1725; Traveling c, 653; 
Woman in c, 1536 A. 

Chestnut!, '1454; Toad asks 
magpie for c (Cumulative), 
2032 'A. 

Chick, Ffalf c, 715. 

Chicken eaten by Teresa, 
■769 B; stealing revealed 
through extraordinary na- 
mes, 1940 'C. 

Chicken thrown off balcon}'', 
■■■1692; weighted down in 
river, ■■1692. 

Chickencoop, Dogs chase 
fox from c, ■'135. 

Chickenyard, Wolf overeats 
in c, 41. 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

Chickpeas planted b}^ ant 
(Cumulative), 2030 ''A. 

Cliilcl, Cleaning c, 10 12; 
murdered by mother, 781; 
Newborn c replaced by 
animal or object, 707; of- 
fers bread to snake, 285; 
sings wrong song, 1735 'A. 

Children and ogre, 327; 
Birds (c) carry flowers to 
Virgin, 471 '■'A; desire 
ogre's flesh, 1149; P^ach 
prefers his own c, 247; 
Eve's c classified b}- God, 
"758; exchanged, 975-; 
more mischievous than 
Devil, 1 149 •A; Mother 
accused of eating or kil- 
ling c, 451, 652, 706 -B, 
712; of king, 892; Ogre 
kills his own c, 11 19; play 
at hog killing, 2401; res- 
cued from stream, 707. 

Children's blood only can 
revive servant, 516. 

Chimney, Fishing through c, 

■ 328- ' 

Choosing tree on which to 
hang, 875. 

Christ and Peter in barn, 
752 A; and Peter in night 
lodgings, 791; and smith, 
753; Child carried across 
stream, 768; delights in 
benefactions which pass 
through Virgin, "849 A; 
grants power to win at 
cards, ■"■345; Like C be- 
tween two thieves, '"'1583; 
Lunch with C, "1855; re- 
buked by old lady, 1476 
"'A, •■B; River of blood is 

C, 471 "A; Sacristan as 
statue of C, "1787 C; un- 
married knew no suffering, 
■ 1516 A.' 

Christ's Passion proclaimed 
b}- animals and birds, 
•"243 A; statue tells idler 
to work, Misc "2. 

Christening, Inviting troll to 
c, 1 165. 

Christopher carries Christ 
Child, 768. 

Church in Hell, 8o4'-; Inap- 
propriate or stupid use 
of c ritual, 1840 — 1844; 
Moving c, 1326. 

Cigar, Sleeping c, 408 -A. 

Cinderella, 510. 

Classes, Social c fixed by 
God, ■758. 

Claws caught in tree cleft, 

38, 151. 

Cleaning the child, 1012; 
horse, 1016. 

Clearing out manure, 1035"'-. 

Clever boy, 1542; Elsie, 1450; 
Fox c and not c, i — 65, 
66 — 69; horse, 531; mai- 
den kills thieves, 956 B; 
man, 1525 — 1639; peasant 
girl, 875; 3^outh, 920—929, 
935; wren becomes bird- 
king, 221. 

Cleverest person in world, 

Cleverness and guUibilit}', 

Cliff breaker, 301. 
Climax of horrors, 2040. 
Climbing contest, 1073; from 

pit on other's back, 31; 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


on one another to tree 
(wolves), 121. 

Closing door tight, 1014. 

Cloth sold to statue, 1643. 

Clothes, Emperor's new c, 
1620; from magic nut, 
511; Lover regained b}^ 
restoring his c, 425; of 
hanged man stolen, 366; 
reveal identit}', 301, 302 

Cobbler, See shoemaker. 

Cock and others gain pos- 
session of house, 210; 
assured of peace, 62; at 
church, 1 831; crows with 
closed e3-es, 6i; decides 
silence is best policy, 
^1829; dirties beak (Cumu- 
lative), 2030 • B; Half c, 
715; Hen and c, 2021; 
killed for giving bad ad- 
vice, ■■'207; persuaded to 
cut off crest and spurs, 
"208; reveals buttock sub- 
stituted for meat, "1374 B; 
rules man}' wives, 670; 
sheep and duck at sea, 204. 

Cocks, Why c crow, •■205. 

Cock's escape from fox, 61 
"A; Nut hits c head, 2033; 
whiskers, 2032. 

Cockaygne, Land of C, 1930. 

Coffin, Glass c, 709. 

Coined word repetition, ■127 

Coins for stones, 1725. 

Cold, Extraordinar}'' withstan- 
der of c, 513; Fox pleads 
bad c, "52. 

Comb from orange, 408; 
Must neither wash nor c, 

361, 475; Poisoned c, 

Combed, Pearls fall from c 

hair, 403. 
Commandments, Twelve C, 

1940 -G. 
Companion, Name of Devil's 

c, 812. 
Companions, Extraordinar}' 

c, 3°^ 513. 519. 57I; 

Comparison with things 
eaten, "1374- 

Condemned, Candles on 
grave of c, '834. 

Confession, 1800- 1809. 

Confessor, Teresa wishes to 
be c, 836 "F. 

Conspiracy against king dis- 
covered by thieves, 951 B. 

Conswnatus est, "1942. 

Contest between man and 
ogre, 1060 — 1 1 14; in clim- 
bing the mast, 161 1: eating, 
1088; frost and hare, 71; 
laughing, 42-^; io8o--; lying, 
1920; mowing, 1090; ro- 
wing, 1087; scratching, 
1095; sewing, 1096; shrie- 
king, 1084; swimming, 
161 2; threshing, 1089 ■; 
words, 1093. 

Contract, Labor c, 650, 1000; 
with Devil, 313, 756 B, 812. 

Conversation of Devil and 
companion reveals riddle 
solution, 812; of invisible 
beings or birds reveals 
how to obtain girl, 516; 
of spirits reveals valuable 
secrets, 613; of witches or 
animals reveals how lover 
may be healed, 432; wakes 


R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

husband from magic for- 
getfulness, 313; with d^dng 
husband, •805. 

Cook, Girl would marry a c, 
707; Priest sings instruc- 
tions to c, 1 83 1 "■A, 'B. 

Cork substituted for newborn 
child, 707; under wolf's 
tail, ^'64. 

Corn, Grading much c in one 
night, 513. 

Cornbread, Sleepy wife 
throws c out window 

Corpse dug up by poor bro- 
ther, 1536 A; eating bri- 
degroom, 363; eating ser- 
pent, 285 'A; killed 5 ti- 
mes, 1537; on horseback 
thought to be Devil, 1537 
■ B; Stealing jewels from c, 
•1654; struck b}^ innkee- 
per, 1535; substitution, 

Correct, Sting}' dead woman 

revives to correct account, 

Corset tightly laced, ■■453. 
Council of birds, 220. 
Counsels, Servant's good c, 

910 B; Fox's three c, 150, 
Counting out pa}', 1130. 
Courtship, Rich man's c, 

941 "-; Unlucky c, 1688. 
Covering wagon with tar, 

Covetous and envious, 1331. 
Cow as damages, 1655; che- 
wing cud and killed, 121 1; 

grazes on roof; 1210; of 

priest stolen, 1735 'A; 

Unkind woman turned 

into c, 473; with 4 teats 

and 5 calves, '1555; Wolf 

tied to horns of c, 47 ■'C. 
Cow's son, 301. 
Cowardice, 17 10 — 17 14. 
Cowardly, More c than hare, 

70; duelers, 104. 
Cowboy forgets name at 

baptism, ■■1843 -^I ^^y^ 

creed, ^'1842 C. 
Cradle at foot of bed, 1363; 

Stolen hog in c, 1735 "B. 
Crane and fox invite each 

other, 60, disputes over 

beehive, •80; takes bone 

from wolf's throat, 76; 

teaches fox to fly, 225. 
Crayfish, Race of c and fox, 

275; to be drowned, 1310. 
Creaking bones (nutshells), 

501 ■•■A. 
Creation of swallow, '243. 
Creed said by cowboy -1842 

Cirpitu.< veiitris, '•'572, •■1454, 

Crescentia, 712. 
Cricket, Lazy c and ant, 

Criminal, 1855 — 1864. 
Crippled, Wicked people are 

c, *758 A. 
Crop division, 9 B, "278, 

1030. 1537 ''^'> ^'iist 
(acorn) c, 1185; Name of 
Devil's c, 1 09 1. 
Crossbow always hits mark, 

Crosswise, Treetrunk laid c 

on sleigh, 1248. 
Crow advises magpies, 56 A: 

entices frog from hole, 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


242; fortuneteller, 1535; 
Man says he has given 
birth to c, 1381 'A; mar- 
ries, 243''; on tarred bridge, 
2017; rebukes eagle for 
warning shepherds of wolf, 

Crows, Brothers enchanted 
as c, ^453. 

Crowing with closed eyes, 61. 

Crown of serpent, 672. 

Crucified body on door, 831 

Cruel rich man as Devil's 
horse, 761. 

Crying last year's laughter, 

Cuarto meaning 'coin' and 
'fourth', 1940 G. 

Cuckoo on tree a woman 
1029; Whom did c add- 
ress?, -'1593. 

Cuckoo's skin borrowed by 
jay, 235. 

Cudgel, Magic c, 563. 

Cuirass, Unpierceable c, 508 

Cumulative 2000 — 2199. 

Cupid and Psyche, 425 A. 

Cure, See healing. 

Curiosity of wife, 670; over- 
comes Teresa, 836 ■ F; pu- 
nished, 836 "F. 

CurW, Straightening c hair, 

Cursed oxen, 154. 
Cut, Nose c off, 141 7. 
Cutting, cheese as bride test, 

1452; wood, 1 00 1. 
Damages, Cow or girl as d, 


Dance, All m.ust d to flage- 
olet, ■'594, or fiddle or 
flute, 592, or guitar, 853 
•'A, or music, 1652. 

Danced out shoes, 306. 

Dancing" wife sings cooking 
instructions to husband, 
1 83 1 "B. 

Danger sign, 303. 

Daughter nurses fatlier, 927 
*A; of Devil, 307, 313; 
Riddle of wife, d, and 
sister, ■983; Witch kills 
own daughter bv mistake, 
327 -D. 

Daughters, Brothers in bed 
with giant's d, 328 ■'A. 

Days, See week. 

Dead, Apparently d revives, 
990; bridegroom, 365; 
Dog plays d, 56 B; Fox 
plays d, I, 33, 56 A; Man 
thinks he is d, 1313; Pre- 
tended dead and debtor 
share thieves' loot, •■'1716; 
Pretended d man sees un- 
faithfulness of his wife, 
1350; Stingy d woman 
revives to correct account, 
••1482; Watcher or bride- 
groom found d each mor- 
ning, 306 ■A, 307, 507. 

Dead, See grateful. 

Deaf persons, 1698; Preten- 
ding d man gets fine lod- 
gings, 1544. 

Deafness cured b}' lion's 
milk, 301. 

Death and doctor, 332; as 
godfather, 332; Fox shams 
d, I. 33. 56; News of d 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

exprest indirectly, 925 ■•'A; 
of good and bad man, 

Death's messenger, 335. 

Decapitation, See beheading. 

Deceased rich man and de- 
vils in church, 815. 

Deception of ogre into car- 
rying" captives home, 311. 

Decision, Legal d, 1585 — 


Deer, Boastful d slayer, 830; 
calls hunter "Sla3'er of 
j'our parents", 931 "A; 
Princess transformed into 
d, 401. 

Defeat of supernatural ad- 
versary, 300— 359. 

Defense, Trespasser's d, 

Demi-coq, 715. 

Demon, See devil. 

Depositors, Joint d, 1591. 

Descent in one bucket per- 
mits escape in other, 32; 
on moonbeam, 852 ■'A. 

Devil, 300-359; afraid of 
his wife, 332, 400 ■"•'A, or 
his motherinlaw, ■'340; and 
doctor 332, '340; and gam- 
bler, 313, 408 -A; and his 
grandmother, 812; as ad- 
vocate, 821; as girl que- 
stions bishop, 922; as gray- 
hound, ■773 A; as horse 
or ass, '■'762; as horseman, 
'817; as laborer, 820; as 
rabbit or horse, 508 "A; 
Boy who has never seen 
woman (D), 1678; bu5'^s 
baby, 314; carries off judge, 
821, 1186; Cat obtains 

dresses from D, 510; cat- 
ches man's shadow, 325 
•A; chained in Hell, 803; 
Children more mischievous 
than D, 1149 "A; Corpse 
on horseback thought to 
be D, T537 •"B; eats child- 
ren, 706 •"B; guards wo- 
man's chastit}^, 1352; helps 
knight in tournament, 508 
■•A; in bottle, 331, *34o, 
in Noah's ark, 825; inter- 
cepts letter 707; h^on man 
and D, 1162; loses soul 
in card game, ■345; Man 
promised to D, 810 — 814; 
Man sells soul to D, See 
soul; nailed by shoemaker, 
815; rewards his suppor- 
ters, 821 -C; shears pig, 
T037; Smith outwits D, 330; 
stabs wineskins, 313; substi- 
tutes at mowing, 820; thre- 
atens to take pauper if he 
cannot say the twelve 
words, •■2045; Trade of 
three brothers with D, 330. 

Devil, See ogre. 

Devils fight over magic ob- 
jects, 518. 

Devil's contract, 756 B; 
daughter, 307, 313; ear, 
301; Hairs from D beard, 
461; kindness, 362'^; mo- 
therinlaw, ■■340; Name of 
D companion, 812, or D 
crop, 1 091: riddle, 812. 

Devours, Wolf d goat, -127. 

Devout, Who is more d than 
I?, 756 *D, *E. 

Diamonds bu}' back eyes, 
71 J *A. 


Key word list. 


Direction of wind asked to 
deceive captor, 6. 

Disappointed fisher, 832. 

Disaster of boy, 1681. 

Discovered treasure and talk- 
ative wife, 1 38 1. 

Disguise, Barber and girl 
disguise in each other's 
clothes, *857. 

Disguised as nursemaid, 37; 
as strange bird, 311, 1091; 
as woman lover carries off 
princess, 516; boy avenges 
self of thieves, 1538; fox 
violates female bear, 36; 
Girl d as doctor, 434, *5i5; 
Girl d as doctor and barber 
tortures thief, *97o; Girl d 
as man, 425, 883 A, 884; 
Girl d as soldier replaces 
her brother, 514; king and 
thief, 951 A; lover buys 
looks at parts of girl's 
bod}', 900 "A; lover mar- 
ries girl, 885, 900; Thief 
d as old woman, *97o, *973; 
wife becomes emperor, 
881; Wife d as judge, 890; 
wife reveals self, 888, ''896; 
wife saves boastful hus- 
band, 880. 

Dishes replace wolf in bag, 

Dishonest priest, 831. 

Disobedience, Stone becomes 
red as sign of d, 311. 

Disrespect punished 836 "-B. 

Distance from Heaven to 
Hell, or earth to sun, 922. 

Diver and princess, 434''. 

Dividing wife with dead hel- 
per, 506, 507. 

Diving for cheese, 34. 

Division of crop, 9 B, ■278, 
1030; of presents and stro- 
kes, 1610. 

Do as you are told, 910 B. 

Doctor and Death (Devil), 
332, ■'340; Girl disguised 
as d, 434, *5i5, •970; 
Knowall, 1641. 

Doctor's substitute members, 

Dog, Angel as d helper, 560; 
as wolf's shoemaker, 102; 
Hero as d, 652; in sea, 
540*, Lean dog prefers 
libert}' to food and chain, 
201; Old d restored to fa- 
vor, 1 01; picks up string 
(Cumulative), 2030 *D; re- 
ceives blows, 200*; re- 
veals wrong bride, 510; 
samples food, "453; substi- 
tuted for newborn child, 
707; Wolf sings despite 
dog's objections, 100. 

Dogs chase fox from chicken- 
coop, *i35; Helpful d, 
300, 327, *34o A; in bag, 
154; punish woman for 
cheating at mill, 831 *C; 
with extraordinary names, 
1940 *D, *E. 

Dog's certificate, 200, death 
avenged by sparrow, 248. 

Doll stabbed and honey runs 
out, *97o. 

Don Juan, *835. 

Donkey, Flies attracted by 
dead d, 875. 

Door closed tightly, 1014: 
falls on thieves, 1653; 
guarded, 1009. 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

Dove and magpie exchange 
eggs, 240; girl, 400 -B, 
408 "A; Magician's pupil 
as d warns parents, 325; 
Pin in head transforms 
lover into d, 408, 425; 
revives lovers, "'•445 A; to 
fly into church, 1837. 

Doves called with whistle, 
300; sent with call for 
help, 311. 

Dove's eggs, 240; keen sight, 
238; small nest, 236. 

Dower}', Suitor asks for girl 
and d (Repetition), •'■2228. 

Dragon, See ogre. 

Dragon, 300 — 359; persecu- 
tes innocent wife, 706 A. 

Dragon's heartblood as re- 
medy, 305-. 

Dream, 725; Adventure told 
as d, 1364; bread, 1626; 
of parsons in Hell, 1738; 
of treasure on bridge, 
1645; Picture painted of d 
girl, 516; Strong John 
born of d, 650. 

Dress of gold, silver, and 
stars, 510 B. 

Drink, Must not d, 400. 

Drinking from skull, 326; 
lake dry for' reflection of 
girl, 1 141'''; pond dry, 327; 
well dry to get reflected 
moon, 34, •'64. 

Driver, Mute d and deaf wo- 
men, "1587. 

Dropped figs eaten bv sister, 
327; food and scorned lo- 
ver, 900. 

Drowning crayfish, 1310; fox, 
*66 B; sickle, 1202. 

Drowns, Fool d corpses, 
1536 B. 

Drum, Bo}' in d, 700. 

Drunkard kills wife, 1537 ■B. 

Drying the candle, 1270. 

Duck and others gain pos- 
session of house, 210; 
bride, 403 A; helper, 554; 
persuades cock to cut off 
crest and spurs, *2o8; 
sheep and cock at sea, 

Duel with long poles, 1083. 

Duelers, Cowardly d, 104. 

Dungbeetle, 559. 

Dungheap, Swords grow in 

d, 303- 

Dwarfs, Gifts of d, 503, 611; 
Helpful d, 301, 403 B. 

Dying, Conversation with d 
husband, *8o5. 

Eagle as judge, 220; carries 
hero. 313, 408 -A, 425, 
551; drops man, 327 ■■F; 
helper, 554; not invited to 
wedding, 224; warns shep- 
herds of wolf, "229. 

Ear, Brother gives e for 
lion's milk, 301; of Devil, 
301; Pins stuck behind 
princess' e, 306 '^'A. 

Earth, Distance from Heaven 
to Hell or earth to sun, 
922; Man in Heaven who 
wishes to return to e, *8o8. 

Eat, Must not e, 400; onh' 
onions, garlic, bread and 
water, ■■1516. 

Eaten, Egg e off ground, 
900; moon, 34, •64, 1335. 

Eating, Animals e man in 
trap, 20 B; Animals e one 


Key word list. 

another, 20; black hand, 
311; contest, 203 "■, 1088; 
own entrails, 21; Stop e 
when kicked, 1363 "A. 

Eating, See children. 

Eats, Father e son whom 
stepmother secreth- killed, 
720; Fox as nursemaid e 
5'oung, 37; Fox e fellow 
lodgers, 170; Fox e lost 
e3"e, '"'iSS B; Monster e 
people and animals, 333; 
Pig e money, ■891; Wife 
e guest's fish, 1741. 

Egg becomes blood}' as sign 
of guilt, 311; contest, 
■■•1942; eaten off ground, 
900; Hiding in raven's e, 
329; Ogre's heart in e, 
302; Strong John born 
from e, 650. 

Eggs, Birds exchange e, 240; 
Bird's e shot and sewed 
up, 653; Dispute over e, 
1365 "D; Fool sits on e, 
■1693, 1696; Inexhaustible 
basket of e, 594; Lawsuit 
over accumulated e bill, 
821 B; Tailor, e, and sau- 
sage, ■1715. 

Election of birdking, 221. 

Elf in new habit, Misc ■^i. 

Elf's ear, 301. 

Elf king, 367 ■. 

Elk's, Needle in e belly, 90. 

Eloping with wrong man, 
306 ■A. 

Elsie, Clever E, 1450. 

Elves' gifts, 503. 

Enchanted pear tree, 1423; 
relative, 400 — 459. 

Enchantment broken by de- 
stroying external soul, 302, 
or by murder, 400 'A, or 
by prayer, 307. 

Endless tales, 2300. 

Enmity betveen cats and 
dogs, 200. 

Enticing frog from hole, 242. 

Entrails of corpse stolen, 
366; Wolf eats his own e, 

Entr}' into princess' chamber 
inside ram, 854. 

Equivocal names, 1940; oath, 

Escape b)^ asking respite for 
pra3'er, 227; by blinding- 
guard, 73; by false plea, 
122; b}- giving three coun- 
sels, 150; by sham death, 
33; through help of ogre's 
daughter, 313; under ram's 
belly, 1 137. 

Eulenspiegel, 875. 

Euphuisms, ''925, 1940. 

Eustacius, 938. 

Everyone to his own duties, 

Eve's children classified bv 
God, *758. 

Evil, Snares of the E One, 
810; woman in glass coffin, 
I I 70; woman thrown into 
pit, 1 164. 

Exchange, Birds e eggs, 240; 
Profitable e, 1655. 

Exchanged children, 920, 
975--; duties bring misfor- 
tune, 85; nightcaps, 11 19. 

Experience, Wise through e, 
910 A. 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Extraordinary, See compa- 
nions; See names. 

Eye, Fox eats lost e, •135 B; 
May the other one come 
out!, 1696; Nightingale 
borrows blindwornis's e, 
234; I eye, 2 eyes, 3 eyes, 
511; remed}^ for ogre, 
1 135; Spitting in guard's e, 

Eyes bought back, 533, 711 

"■A; Casting e, 1006; Cock 

crows with closed e, 61; 

Toad trades mole tail for e, 

Facing, Marry suitor she is f 

in the morning, ■572, 621, 

, 850, 

Fairies, Gifts of f, 410, 503; 
spin for lazy girl, 501 'A. 

Faithful John, 516; wife, 888. 

Faithful, See servant. 

Faithless sister, 300, 315; 
wife, 1380. 

Fall from Heaven, 804. 

Falsehood and Truth, 613. 

Farmer feeds serpent hot 
stone, 285 -'A; hides fox 
from hunter, ■■161; wake- 
ned by falling nut kills 
snake, 285 "B. 

Farseeing object, 653. 

Fat cat, 2027; wolf cannot 
escape, 41. 

Fate, 930—949. 

Fated that parents shall 
humble themselves before 
son, 517; to become king's 
soninlaw, 461, 930; to be 
killed by lightning, ■449; 
to hang, -936; to kill father 
and marry mother, 931. 

Father and son quarrel, 
'•'980 B; divides property 
before he dies, *98o A; 
nursed by daughter, 927 
'"'A; wishes to marry daugh- 
ter, 510, 706. 

Fear, Boy dies of f, 326 • B; 
of men learned, 157; of 
world coming to end, 20 C; 
Youth wishes to learn f, 

Fearless bo}?^, 326". 

Feather reveals identity, 665. 

Feathers, Bird in borrowed f, 
•■'244; House of f, 124; 
Raven in borrowed f, 244"-; 
recall forgotten bride, 313. 

February defied, '2415. 

Felling trees, 1050. 

Ferryman, King as f, 461. 

Ferryman's wife has miscar- 
I'iage, 1535 *A. 

Fertility of land reward for 
hospitalit}', 750 B. 

Fettered monster, 803. 

Fiddevav, 593. 

Fiddle, See violin. 

Fidelity, 880 — 899; oft pro- 
ved," 881. 

Fight over magic objects, 518. 

Figs dropped but eaten by 
sister, 327; eaten by pre- 
tending ghosts, ^1532; 
eaten cause horns, 566; 
gathered by sacristan, 1840 
*B; Peter says f are his 
favorite fruit, "792; Slee- 
ping f, 408 *A, ^970. 

Figtree blest, '-846. 

Filling cask with gold, '■'773 B. 

Finger as test of fatness, 327; 
caught in cleft, 11 59; Cut- 

FFC 90 

Kev word list. 


ting off dragon slayer's f, 
300; Disenchantment by 
cutting off f, 403; Ogre 
sucks girl's f, 327 ■■D; 
Recognition b}' missing f, 

Fire, Hedgehog tricks fox 
into carrying him from 
forest f, '■69; Warner uses 
extraordinary names, 1940 
*A; wet b}^ dog, *453. 

Firesteel, 562. 

Firewood cut in wrong place, 

First crop, 1185; to saj' good 
morning, 1735; to see 
sunrise, 120. 

Fish, 250 — 274; Born of a f, 
705; caught in boots, 1895; 
fetches ring, "515; for 
guest eaten b}' wife, 1741; 
Grateful f, 531; helper, 
302 *A, 554; Hero carried 
b}^ f, 302 •A; in net, 253; 
Man swims like f, 665; 
net on heath, 1220; Preg- 
nant from eating f, 303; 
race, 250, 252; Theft of 

Fish's, Hiding in f belly, 329. 
Fisher and his wife, 555; 

disappointed, 832; rescues 

children, 707, 
Fisher's wife eats guest's 

fish, 1741. 
Fishergirl's blunt answer to 

elegant paraphrase, 1940 

Fishing through chimne}', 

328; with tail, 2. 
Fitting peg in hole, *i705. 

Flageolet, All must dance to 

^) *594; Priest jealous of f 

player, *i844. 
Flask, See bottle. 
Flattered fox sings, 6. 
Flattery of raven with cheese 

in mouth, 57. 
Flax, Swimming in f field, 

Flea, Marriage of louse and 

f (Cumulative), *202o; 

powder sold b}^ cjuack, 

*i55o A. 

Fleas, Fox rids self of f, 63*. 

Fleaskin riddle, *959. 

Flesh, A pound of f, 890. 

Flies, Bring swarm of f, 
875; on Christ's heart, 

Flight, Magic f, 313, 314, 
327; of husband from his 
own house, 1360 A; of 
ogre, 1 132; of princess to 
escape marriage, 888*; of 
youth from giant's house, 
314**; of woman and pa- 
ramour, 1360 B. 

Flood. 1361. 

Flour sent home alone, 1696. 

Flower from stone table, 
755; Girl as f, 407. 

Flowers, Birds (children) 
carr}' f to Virgin, 471 *A. 

Flute makes all dance, 592 

Flute, See whistle and flage- 

Fly, Crane teaches fox to f, 

Fly, Man in court for kill- 
ing f, 1586. 


K. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

Food, Boy sleeps on food- 
chest, *i02o; dropped and 
lover scorned, 900; Hus- 
band behind statue says 
good f will make him blind, 
1380; in bag", 1088; sampled 
by dog, *453; Teaching 
horse to live without food, 

Fool and long night, *i684; 
as fortuneteller, *i55o B; 
as murderer, 1600; buries 
corpses, 1536 B; buys 
billpaying cap, *i846; 
chokes mother to death 
with cornmeal, 1537 *A; 
eats cand}', spills wine, 
brings needles in straw, 
sends pig home alone, 
drags jar, and measures 
tower, *I703; fails to re- 
cognize self after seeing 
another with patch like 
his, *i683 B; feeds wheat 
to frogs, *i693; finds 
purse, 1696 *A; gets into 
places where he does not 
belong, *i69o; guards chi- 
ckens, *i692; Hair of f is 
. cut while asleep and fails 
to recognize self, *i683 
A; He is a f who marries 
twice, *i4io; misunder- 
stands king, 1688 *A; 
publicly announces price 
of ass, *i55o C; sells 
honey to bees, 1586, 1642; 
sells oxen and gives mo- 
ney away, 1003 *A; sells 
to statue, 1643; sits on 
eggs, *i693; spoils shoe- 
maker's work, 1695; steals 

hog, *i8oo C; swats bee 
and kills mayor, 1586; 
swats fly and kills man, 
1586; swats louse and kills 
bab}-, 1685. 

Foolish and wise brother 
divide crops, 1537 *A; 
bridegroom, 1685; couple, 
1430 — 1439; imitation, i; 
man and his wife, 1405 
— 1429; parson in trunk, 
1725; wife and her hus- 
band, 1380 — 1404; wife 
gives ham to "Long May", 
1 541; wife throws corn- 
bread out window, *i389; 
wife's pawn, 1385. 

Foot, Fox calls his f a tree- 
root and bear lets loose, 
5; Frostbitten f, 2031; 
Horse's f taken off to shoe 
it, 753- 

Forbidden apple, 301; room, 

311. 313. 314. 400 *B, 
408 ^'A, 710, 900. 

Forest, See wood. 

Forge and smith's equipment, 

, 330- 
Forgetful man counts da3's, 

Forgotten bride, 313; wind, 

752 B. 
Formula, 2000 — 2399; of 

witch misstated, *746. 
Forsaken bride, 884. 
Fortunatus, 566. 
Fortune and Money test their 

powers, 945 *A; Journey 

to F, 460 B; Neighbors 

with good and bad F, *948; 

of rich and poor man, 735; 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


telling crow, 1535; telling- 
fool, *J55o B. 

Forty thieves, 954. 

Four skilful brothers, 653, 

Fourth, Ride to f story, 

Fox and bird, 56 — 62; and 
crane invite each other, 
60; assures cock of peace, 
62; cannot reach grapes, 
*66 A; carried b}- crane 
and dropped, 225; carried 
by simpleton wolf, 4, *64: 
chased from chicken coop 
b}^ dogs, *i35; Clever f, 
I — 65; Cock escapes f, 61 
*A; Crop division of f and 
toad, *278 A, or lark, 
*278 B; deceives bear or 
wolf, I — 65; disguises, 
154; disputes over beehive, 
*8o; divides boot}- for 
lion, 51; drowning conso- 
les self, *66 B; eaten by 
all the animals, 50; eats 
fellow lodgers, 170; eats 
sardines, pears, cheese, 
rolls, i; encounters violin 
or blindman, *i35 A; fishes 
with basket on tail, 2; flat- 
tered to (Fox)sing, 6; Geese 
pray and escape fox, 227; 
Grateful dead as f, 551; 
helper, 554; hides under 
basket from hunter, *i6i; 
in saddlebag, i; leads ass 
to lion's den, 50; leads 
bear to honey (wasp's 
nest), 49; loses eye in 
briars, *i35 B; not clever, 
66—69; paints wolf, 8; 

persuades cock to crow 
with closed e3-es, 61; pleads 
bad cold, *52; pretends 
brains are knocked out, 3; 
promised reward but de- 
ceived, 154; Rabbit rides 
f acourting, 72; Race of f 
and toad, 275; rescued by 
bear, 32; says his tail is 
bush, 5; shams death, i, 
33, 56; shams sickness, 4; 
Suitors of female f, 65; 
sweats honey or water, 15; 
taught by goose to swim, 
226; thanks her members 
for help in escaping *i35 
C, 154; ties basket to fisher 
wolf's tail, 2; ties wolf to 
cow's horns, 47 *C; tricked 
to carry hedgehog from 
forest fire, *69; tricked to 
open mouth and call, 57 
*A; waits and loses prey, 
122 iA.. 

Fox's Widowed f suitors, 65. 
Fraud and Honesty in part- 
nership, *847. 

Free ride of Galician for 

song, *i546. 
Freedom, See libert}-. 
Friar elf in new habit, Misc 

Friars enticed by wife and 

killed by husband, 1730; 

feed serpent bread full of 

pins, 285 *A; Fool drowns 

f, 1536 B. 

Friends in life and death, 
470; unreliable, 893. 

Fright of hawk at snipe's 
bill, 229*. 


R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


Frightened ogre, 1145 — 


Frog announces birth of prin- 
cess, 410; bride, 402; enti- 
ced from hole, 242; king; 
440; Man turned into f, 
836 *A. 

Frog, See toad. 

Frogs ask for king, 277*; 
Fool feeds wheat to f, 

Frog's keen hearing, 238. 

Frost and hare have contest, 

71- , 

Frostbitten foot, 2031. 

Fruit, Ability to pluck f gi- 
ven onh' to heroine, 511; 
Pregnancy from eating f, 

Fruits, Healing f, 610; Won- 
derful f, 566. 

Future husband?, 737*. 

Galician sings and rides free. 

Gallows, Devil rescues three 
brothers from g, 360; Man 
from g, 366. 

Gambler and Devil, 313, 
408 *A. 

Ciarden, Spears grow in g, 


Gardner magician and swan- 
maiden, 400 *A; rescues 
child, 707. 

Garlic, B03- the size of g, 
700; May one dry up and 
another not be born I (g), 

Geese ask respite for prayer, 
227, carr}' man, 1881; on 
line, 1876. 

Gelding, See castrating. 

George's dogs, 1150. 

Ghost invited to dine, *835; 
Quieting g in torment, 760. 

Ghosts, Pretending g are 
killed, 326, or cat figs, 

Giant, 300 — 359; kidnaps 
girl, Misc *3, 327***. 

Giant, See ogre. 

Giantkiller and his dog, 312. 

Giants beheaded one by one, 
304; fight over magic ob- 
jects, 518. 

Giant's, Bo}^ steals g trea- 
sure, 328; Brothers in bed 
with g daughters, 328 "A. 

Gifts of dwarfs, 611; of little 
people, 503. 

Gilding the beard, 1138. 

Girl as damages, 1655; as 
flower, 407; Devil disgui- 
sed as g, 922; disguised 
as doctor, *5i5, or as 
man, 425, *5i5, or as 
doctor and barber, *97o ; 
from orange, 408; Glutto- 
nous g, *i374 B; in bag 
must sing, 311 *B; in form 
of wolf, 409; outwits thief, 
956 B; Thrifty g, 1451; 
who ate so little, 1458; who 
could not keep silent, 886; 
with ugly name, 1461. 

Girl, See maiden. 

Girls and glutton, 333; in 
thieves' den, *97o; who 
married animals, 552. 

Glass, Climbing g mountain; 
425. 451. 502, 530; coffin, 
709; of all waters, *86o, 
which provides liquor, 
853 *A. 


Key word list. 


Glove, needle, and squirrel, 

Glutton, 333. 

Gluttonous woman, "■1374. 

Gnats and horse, 281*. 

Goat, Black g, 831 -A; caught 
in garden, *i28; devoured 
by wolf, *i27; had kid 
(Repetition), ^2226; Lying 
g, 212; makes fun of wo- 
man, 831 *B; persuades 
wolf to sing, 122 C; who 
would not go home, 2015; 
Wolf sings despite objec- 
tions of g, 100. 

Goatmilk, White urine for g, 

Goats eaten b}' monster, 
333; killed by wolf, *i66; 
put off wolf, 122 A; sold 
to statue, 1643; Stubborn 
g, 202*. 

God and emperor of Rome, 
775*; as shepherd bu3's 
girl, 471 *B; fixes social 
classes, *758; Journey to 
G, 460 A; One beggar 
trusts G the other the king, 
841; pardons all but slan- 
der, 836 "G; protects girl 
from rape, 831 *A; repa3S 
and punishes, 750 — 779. 

Godfather Death, 332; Theft 
by playing g, 15. 

God's justice vindicated, 759. 

Gold, Bear goes to monkey 
for g chain, 48*; drops 
from girl's mouth, 403; 
Hair turns to g as sign 
of guilt, 314; Horseskin 
bag filled with g(bones), 
311 ^A. 

Golddropping ass, 1535. 

Golden ram, 854; sons, 707. 

Good bargain, 1642; Death 
of g and bad man, 808 "■••■. 

Goose cumulative tale, 2018 
■•■•A; Sticking to g, 571; 
teaches fox to swim, 226. 

Goosebride, 403. 

Goosegirl, 870 A. 

Giace before meat, 1841. 

Grain harvesting, 1202; pu- 
nished, 836 *E; Separa- 
ting g, 313, 513, *5i5. 

Granar}' roof as threshing 
flail, 1031. 

Grandmother, Bathing g, 
10 1 3; Cooking g, *98o C; 
Devil and his g, 812. 

Grapes are Peter's favorite 
fruit, ■■'792; Fox cannot 
reach g, '^66 A; Inexhaust- 
ible basket of g, '•792. 

Grass house, 124. 

Grateful animals and ungrate- 
ful man, 160; dead, 505 — 
508, 513. 551, 665, *835; 
lion, 156; siren, 302. 

Grateful animal. See helper. 

Grave, Unquiet g, 760. 

Graveyard, Hare in g, ■834. 

Grayhound, Devil as g, "773 
A; protects lark, "278 B. 

Grazing" cow on roof, 1210. 

Great animal or object, i960. 

Greedy fisher, 832; woman, 
751, 836 *■'€; Green, Not 
marry while branch sta3-s 
g, 711 "A; twigs, 756. 

Gregor}' on the stone, 933. 

Grief, Stone of g, ^445 B, 
706 -B. 


R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


Grindstone, Bringing the wo- 
men's g, 1177^". 

Griselda, 887. 

(iroom teaches horse to live 
without food, 1682. 

Ground, Jumping into the g, 
1086; measured b}' horse's 
skin, 2400. 

Guard, Blindig the g, 73. 

Guarding storeroom door, 

Guitar makes all dance, 853 

Gun always hits mark, 304; 
as tobacco pipe, 1157; 
loaded perpetually, 330; 
Ogre looks down g barrel, 

Hair als ladder to tower, 
310; gives knight power 
over Devil, 508 -^A; grows 
from ground and sings 
crime, 780 • B; Hiding in 
princess' h, 329; in soup 
starts quarrel, 1365 "E; 
Must not cut h, "1516; of 
fool cut while asleep and 
he fails to recognize self, 
•"■1683 A; Straightening 
curly h, 1175; turns to 
gold as sign of guilt, 314. 

Hairs from Devil's beard, 
461; from magic horse's 
tail, 301 A. 

Half chick, 715; friend, 893. 

Ham, Foolish wife gives h to 
"Long May", 1541. 

Hand, Eating black h, 311; 
Invisible h feeds girl, "445 

Handkerchief in tree, 554; 
reveals identit}', 304. 

Hands, Maiden without h, 

Hang, Choosing tree on which 
to h, "875; Fated to h, 

Hanging by teeth on horse's 
tail, 47 A; Treasure of h 
man, 910 D. 

Hans my hedgehog, 441. 

Haensel and Gretel, 327. 

Happiness, Shirt of h, 844. 

Happy friar, 754. 

Hardhearted bride, 1455. 

Hare, Contest of frost and h, 
71; finds one more co- 
wardly, 70; in graveyard, 
"834; Race of hedgehog 
and h, 275 *A. 

Hares run into bag, 1893. 

Hare's lip, 47 A, 70. 

Harnessed wild animal, 1910. 

Harp, Quest for living h,, 
465 B. 

Harvesting grain, 1202. 

Hat, horn, and knapsack, 
569; of butter, 1880; Pro- 
tecting h, 563, 566; Throw- 
ing h into Heaven, 330. 

Hatchpenny, 745. 

Hatchet, Attempted murder 
with h, 1 1 15. 

Haughtiness punished, 620, 

757. 900, 940- 
Hauling a tree, 1052. 
Haunted castle, 1160. 
Hawk frightened at snipe's 

bill, 229--. 
Hazelnuts of a}^ ay, a}'! '860. 
Head, Magic ass's h, 425; 

Pitch carried on h, 1696; 

stuck into hole of millstone^ 


FFC 90 

Kev word list. 


Headless man in bear's den, 

Heads of dragon return when 
cut off, 300; of unsuccess- 
ful suitors on stakes, 329, 
507 A. 

Healing by burning, 785; 
fruits, 610, 653; the ogre, 

Hearer, Extraordinary h, 513. 

Hearing, Keen h of frog, 238. 

Heart of bull for prett}- girl, 
889; of hanged man stolen, 
366; of ogre in egg, 302; 
of serpent overcomes ma- 
gician, 302 *A; Rod of 
virtue in ass's heart, 706 
^•A; Whoever eats bird's h 
will be king, 567; With 
his whole heart, 1186. 

Heater of Hell's kettle, 475. 

Heath, Fishnet on h, 1220. 

Heathcock and bird of pas- 
sage, 232. 

Heaven admits men married 
once but not twice, *i4io; 
Distance from H to Hell, 
922; Faultfinding shoema- 
ker expelled from H, 80 r; 
Hospitality, admits to H, 
330; Man in H, 800 — 809; 
Man in H wishes to return 
to earth, *8o8; Man thinks 
he has been in H, 1531; 
Musicians in H, ■'807; 
Peasant in H, 802; Peter's 
mother falls from H, 804; 
Tailor in H, 800, 

Heavy axe, 1049. 

Hedge, Prince breaks through 
h, 410. 

Hedgehog, Hans my h, 441; 
in hole in roof, 80"; Race 
of h and hare, 275 *A; 
tricks to cany him from 
forest fire, •'69. 

Hell, Distance from Heaven 
to H, 922; Journey to H, 
756 B. 

Hell's kettle, 475. 

Heller thrown into other's 
mone}^ 161 5. 

Help of weak, 75. 

Helper, xAnimal h, r6o, 300, 
301, 302, 303, 313, 314, 
316, 327, 329, 400, 408, 
480, 510, 513 A, -SIS, 
530—559. 560. 590, 665, 
670, 675, 706 -'A; Wife as 
h on quests, 465. 

Helpers, Supernatural h, 
550—559; Three old wo- 
men h, 501. 

Hen and others gain posses- 
sion of house, 210; Black 
h and greedy woman, 836 
■ C; Death of little h, 2022; 
with chicks promised to 
fox, 154. 

Hens thrown to fox (bear 
punished), 3 B". 

Hermit, Selfrighteous h, 756 
A; Three sins of h, 839. 

Heroine marries prince, 870 

Hiding from Devil or prin- 
cess, 329. 

Hildebrand, 1360 C. 

Hog, Children play at killing 
h, 2401; Fool steals h, 
■"t8oo C; in church, 1838; 
Stolen h in cradle, 1735 *B; 
tires of his daily food, 211*. 


R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC90 

Hog, See pig. 

Hogs in mud, 1004; witii 
curly tails, 1036. 

Hog's house protects from 
monster, 1^24. 

Holding", Disenchantment b_v 
li, 403; down hat, 1528; 
up rock, 1530. 

Hole, Fitting peg in h, *i705; 
Frog enticed out of h, 242; 
Pushing h in tree, 1085; 
to lower world, 30J. 

Hol}'^ miller, *i72o. 

Home, Finding wa}' h, 327; 
preferred to foreign lands, 

Homecoming husband, 974*, 
1360 C, 1419. 

Honest}' and Fraud in partner- 
ship, *847. 

Hone}^, Bear seeking h caught 
in wasp nest, 49; runs out 
of stabbed doll; sold b}- 
fool to bees, 1586, 1642; 
sweat b}' fox, 15. 

Honor and sin, 755. 

Hooks, Wolf hurls self against 
h, 124. 

Horn of shepherd summons 
help, 958; provides soldiers, 
566, 569. 

Horns produced and removed 
b}^ fruits, 566; Stag proud 
o? h, 77; Wolf tied to 
cow's h, 47 *C. 

Horse, Bird's wine and un- 
born h, 927 *B; Carrying h, 
1082; Cleaning h, 1016; 
Clever h, 531; Cruel rich 
man as Devil's h, 761; De- 
vil as h, 508 *A, *762; 
drawn across ice, 1212; 

eaten b} wild animals on 
sleigh, 158; Flying h, 560 
*A; Fox as rabbit's h, 72; 
frightens lion, 118; Helpful 
h, 532; Invulnerable h, 
756 *B; kicks wolf, 47 B; 
King's favorite h dies, 
*925 A; Kissing h, 570; 
Magic h helps hero, 314, 
516; Putting h in stable, 
1415 *A; Speaking horse- 
head, 533; substituted for 
bride, 1440; Teaching h to 
live without food, 1682; 
A\'earing horsehair next to 
skin, *i5i6. 

Horseman, Devil as h, *8i7. 

Horses called bearfood, 154; 
covered with sheets, 1725; 
Magic h, 301. 

Horse's, Hairs from magic h 
tail, 301 A; Hanging b}^ 
teeth to h tail, 47 A; sweat 
beautifies, 531. 

Horseshoe scorned b}' Peter, 

Horseskin bag filled with 

gold (bones), 311 *A. 
Hospitalit}' rewarded, 330, 

*345. 750 B; to Death 

rewarded, 332. 
Host, See innkeeper. 
Hot porridge in ogre's throat, 

IT31; tin under ogre's 

horse 1 142. 
Hours of da}- used to tell life 

story, 2012 *B. 
House, At thieves' h, 956 A; 

(body) goes to pieces, 332; 

in woods, 431; Monster 

dies on prongs of prey's 

house, 124; Mouse, bird. 

FFC 90 

Kev word list. 


and sausage keep h, 85; 
of feathers and stone, 124; 
Repairing h, 1010; that 
Jack built, 2035. 

Housekeeper and priest expo- 
sed b}' cock, ^-1829. 

Houses of branches and 
grass, straw, stone and 
iron, 124; of wood and 
ice, 43. 

Human chain, 1250. 

Humiliated bride, 900. 

Hunchbacks, Three h, 1536 B. 

Hunchback's hump transier- 
red to another, 425 B, 503. 

Hungry parson, 1775. 

Hunter bends bow, 246; 
called "slayer of parents", 
931 *A; Fox disguises as 
h 154; kills bear, 157; 
Skilful h, 304. 

Hunting lies, 1890 — 1909. 

Husband behind statue says 
good food will make him 
blind, 1380; behind statue 
urges wife to work, *i375; 
carries wife to lover, * 1 424; 
Conversation with dving 
h, *8o5; Good h for bad 
wife and bad h for good 
wife, 822; Homecoming h, 
974*, 1360 C, 1419; locked 
out, 1377; Lover unkno- 
wingly confides in h, 1364 
"A; Plank between h and 
wife, ■"■1355; Pra3'ing for a 
h, 1476; Search for lost h, 
425; Supernatural or en- 
chanted h, 425 — 449; Who 
will be her future h, 737 ■. 

Husband's blind e3'e covered, 
1419 C. 

I do not know, 532, 1700"^; 

got 2 you got I, 361. 
Ice, Houses of wood and i, 

43; mill, 1097; T^il ^ost 

in i, 2. 
Idler does not provide for 

winter, Misc ''2. 
If God so wills, 830, 836 *A. 
Image broken, 1643. 
Imagination, Boy with active 

Imitation, Foolish i, 1. 

Imitator of witch, *746. 

Immortals, Journey to land 
of i, 313-. 

Inappropriate or stupid use of 
church ritual, 1840 — 1844. 

Indirect expressions, 1940, 
of news of death, ■"925 A; 
of sex of newborn child, 
^925 B. 

Industrious girl and laz}^ boy, 

Industr}' puts laziness to 
shame, 249. 

Ingratitude of serpent, 290 — 

Innkeeper beheads girl for 
her savings, 780 *A; Ne- 
ver sleep at inn of old i 
and young wife, 910 B; 
steals from Devil's servant, 
475; steals magic objects, 
563; strikes corpse, 1535. 

Innkeeper's cape borrowed 
b}^ student, 1642; wife 
tricked b}' students, *i848. 

Innocence, 880 — 899. 

Innocent slandered maiden, 
883 A. 

Insect, 275 — 289; and man, 
290 — 299. 


R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


Insects win battle with 

quadrupeds, 222. 
Insults make princess talk, 

Intelligence and luck, 945. 
Intestines, Lizard in wolf's i, 

Intruder steals man's clothes, 

1360 A. 
Invaders, Cocks crow to 

warn one another of i, 


Invisible beings' conversation 
reveals how to obtain girl, 
516; Cap renders wearer i, 
302 *A; suit of king, 1620. 

Invitations to dine of fox 
and crane, 60. 

Invited dead friend, 470; 
skull, 470, *835; statue of 
Christ, 750 B. 

Invulnerable horse, 756 B. 

Iron Henry, 440; house, 124; 
is more precious than gold, 
677; man and ogre, 1162; 
Oath on i, 44; Strong 
John made of i, 650. 

Iron, See shoes. 

Island, Abandonment on i, 

Jack the giant killer, 328. 

Jackdaw teaches fox to fly, 

Jar dragged, *i703. 

Jay borrows cuckoo's skin, 

Jealous, Mother ] of daugh- 
ter's beauty, *449, 706; 
Priest j of flageolet pla3'er, 
*i844; Queen j of nieces' 
beaut}', *455; Stepmother 

] of stepdaughter's beaut}-, 

Jesus creates swallow, *243. 
Jesus, See Christ. 
Jew among thorns, 592; 

Wandering J, 754***. 
Jews drawn from Heaven, 

Jeweler, Ungrateful j, 160. 
Jewels drop from girl's mouth , 

403; from magic nut, 511; 

removed and girl revives, 

709; stolen from corpse, 

Jewess, Man curses day he 

married J, *98o C. 
Job, 947 *A. 
John the Bear, 301; Strong 

J, 650. 
Joke, 1200 — 1999. 
Jorinde and Joringel, 405. 
Joseph answers the twelve 

words to Devil for pauper, 

*2045; finds rich husband 

for devoted girl, *769 A; 

shows justice of his action, 


Journey to Fortune, 460 B; 
to God, 460 A; to Hell, 
466**, to other world, 
465 C, 470; Wedding j of 
prince, 516 — 518. 

Jovinian, 757. 

Juan, Don J, *835. 

Judge carried off by Devil, 
821, 1 186; Outriddling j, 
927; Outwitting j, 1525; 
protects poor man, 1535 
■'A; Wife as j frees hus- 
band, 890. 

Judge's oxen stolen and wife 
seduced, 1525. 


Key word list. 


Jumping into breeches, 1286; 

into ground, 1086. 
Juniper tree, 720. 
Justice of God vindicated, 

759; Truth and Avarice, 

Kaiser and abbot, 922. 
Kaiser's new clothes, 1620. 
Keen hearing of frog and 

sight of dove, 238. 
Kettle, Hell's k, 475. 
Key becomes bloody as sign 

of guilt, 311; Keep old k 

rather than new, 313, 425, 

Kicked, Stop eating when k, 

1363 *A. 
Kicking, Disenchantment b}' 

k, 440. 
Kids eaten by wolf, 123. 
Killed, Brides k, *895; Cock 

k for giving bad advice, 

*207; Lion or bear k by 

brave man, 157. 
Killer forces friar to absolve 

him (Cumulative), *2026. 
Kills, Fool swats fly and k 

man, 1586; Fool swats 

louse and k baby, 1685; 

Hero k thieves one by one, 

956 B. 
Kind and unkind, 403 A, 

Kindness, Devil's k, 362*; 

repaid, 431; rewarded, 

473. 480- 
King and abbot, 922; and 
peasant's son, 921; and 
soldier, 952; and thief, 
951 A; as ferryman, 461; 
discovers his unknown 
son, 873; Girl would marry 

a k, 707; is betrayed, 505; 
Log, 277*; of fishes, 303; 
of frogs, 277*; Thrush- 
beard, 900. 

King's children, 892; garden 
guarded by hero, 328*; 
haughtiness punished, 757; 
invisible suit, 1620; tasks, 

Kiss, Disenchantment b}' k, 
408 *A, 410, 425, 433 A, 
440, 451; Pretending k 
hedgehog seizes fox's neck 
and escapes forest fire, 

Kissing horse or mule under 
tail, 570. 

Knapsack forces persons into 
it, 330; produces food, 569. 

Knife handed to guilt}' man, 
950; Life token: k beco- 
mes rusty, 303; Magic k, 
576**; of love, 706 *B; or 
scissors, 1365 B; Whetting 
the k, 1015. 

Knight helped in tournament 
by Devil, 508 *A. 

Knight's repentance and 
hospitality bring him sal- 
vation, 750 *C. 

Knots from breath, 11 76; 
from drops of brandy, 

Knowledge, Supernatural k, 

Kobold, 300—359. 
Laborer, Devil as 1, 820. 
Lace, Poisoned 1, 709. 
Ladder, Hair as 1 to tower, 

Lady, See woman. 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

Lake, Pulling together the 1, 

Lamb promised as reward, 

154; stolen, 15. 
Lamb's, Who ate 1 lieartV, 

Land and water ship, 513 

B; higher than Heaven, 

922; of Cockaygne, 1930. 
Language of birds, 517, 781; 

Questions in foreign 1, 

1697* A. 
Languages, Animal 1, 670 


Large-headed and large-eyed 
bird reared, 230. 

Large, See big. 

Lark, Crop division of fox 
and lark, *278 B; protec- 
ted by grayhound, *2 78 B; 
reveals true bride, 403. 

Last leaf, 1184. 

Latinized, Sermon inL words, 
1825 *D. 

Laugh, Making the princess 
h 559, 571—574, 853 *A. 

Laughing contest, 42*, 1080*. 

Lawrence burned, *766. 

Lawyer's alms to soldier, 
*8i9; dog steals meat, 
1589; mad client, 1585. 

Laziest, 1950. 

Laziness put to shame by 
industr}-, 249. 

Lazy animals punished, 55; 
boy, 675; boy and indu- 
strious girl, 822; bov eats 
all meals together, 1561; 
bride, 1453; girl must spin. 



; spmning woman, 

1405; Three 1 ones, 1950; 
weaving woman, 843*; 

wife, 901, 1370*; woman 

punished, 368*. 
Leaf, Will pa}' Devil when 

last 1 falls from oak, 1184. 
Learning to fear men. 157. 
Leg, Bird with broken 1 

(Cumulative), 2031. 
Legs, Stag ashamed of 1, 

Legal decision, 1585 — 1594. 
Leonore, 365. 
Let someone bu)' you who 

does not know j'ou, 1170; 

Letter intercepted, 706, 707, 

930; Love 1 from magic 

nut, 511; to kill bearer, 

428, 930. 
Level bushel, 1182. 
Liar, Best 1, 852 *A. 
Libert}', Lean dog prefers 1 

to food and chain, 201. 
(Lice) Many and fat and 100 

every year, 1696. 
Lies, Sack of 1, 570, *572. 
Life candle, 311 *A; 708 *A; 

light, 332; story in days 

of week, 2012 *A; story 

in ten hours, 2012 *B; 

story reveals identity, 304, 

506; token, 303. 
Light, Spirit in blue 1, 562; 

Sun brings all to 1, 960; to 

see sleeping mate, 302. 
Lighting the road, 1008. 
Lightning, Fated to be killed 

by 1, *449. 
Like wind in hot sun, 923 A. 
Limb cut off by numskull 

sitting on it, 1240. 
Lion and mouse, 75; bullied 

by ass, 103 *A; finally 


Key word list. 


meets man brave enough 
to shoot him, 157; frighten- 
ed by horse, 118; helper, 
*535i Helpful 1 kills witch, 
303; sick, 50; slaps ani- 
mals for unfavorable judg- 
ment, *52; will abandon 
wife, *52. 

Lioness accused of having 
bad smell, *52. 

Lion's faith, 74*; Fox kicked 
into 1 bed, 50; milk cures, 
301, 560 *A, 590; milk 
kills, *455; share, 51; 
Splinter removed from 1 
paw, 156. 

Lip of hare, 47 A, 70. 

Lisping maiden, 1457. 

Listener as helper 513 A, 

Little brother and sister, 450; 
fish slips through net, 253; 
Gifts of 1 people, 503; 
goosegirl, 870 A. 

Live, Killing live stock, 1007. 

Liver of hanged man stolen, 

Lizard frightens wolves, 121. 

Load carried by ant, 280. 

Loading wood, 1242. 

Locket, Prince recognizes lost 
bride by 1, *932. 

Long, For the 1 winter, 1541. 

Look, Must not 1 at bedmate, 
400, 425; Must not 1 back, 

Looking for "a wife, 1450 — 

Lord's Prayer, 1199. 

Lost, Search for 1 husband, 
425, or wife, 400. 

Louse, Fool swats 1 and kills 
baby, 1685; Marriage of 1 
and flea (Cumulative), 
*202o; Riddle of 1 skin, 
425 B, 621. 

Loused, Dragonsla3-er 1 by 
princess, 300. 

Lousy, Husband insulted as 
1 head, 1365 C. 

Love, Knife of 1, 706 'B; 
like salt, 923. 

Lover behind statue punishes 
husband, 1364 *A; Hus- 
band carries wife to 1, 
*1424; murdered, 1536 C; 
outwitted by servant, 1725; 
unknowingly confides in 
husband, 1364 *A. 

Lovers as pursuer and fugi- 
tive, 1 4 19 D. 

Loving wife, 1350. 

Luck and intelligence, 945; 
and wealth, 736; Man fol- 
lowed by bad 1, 947; Shirt 
brings I, 844. 

Luck, See fortune. 

Lucky accident, 1640 — 1674; 
brothers, 1650; Hans, 141 5. 

Lunch with Christ, *i855. 

Lying, 1875— 1999; contest, 
1920; goat, 212; to prin- 
cess, 852. 

Lyre, Prince as ass pla3^s 1, 

Magic bird heart, 567; flight, 
313, 314; horse as helper, 
314; horses, 301; knife, 
576**; mill, 565; mirror, 
653, ^1621; objects, *435, 
518, 551, 560—649, 653; 
purse, 564; remed}', 425 
*D, 610 — 619; ring, 560; 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


staff, 304*; tales, 300 — 


Magician and his pupil, 325. 

Magician, See Devil. 

Magpie advised b}- bittern, 
57 *A; persuades dove to 
exchange eggs, 240; Toad 
asks m for chestnut (Cumu- 
lative), 2032 *A. 

Magpies, Fox steals young 
m, 56. 

Maid, Old m, 1475 — 1480; 
Old ni prays for a hus- 
band, 1476 *A. 

Maiden, Banished ni, 705 — 
709; Clever m kills thieves, 
956 B; in tower, 310; 
Lisping m, 1457; Serpent 
m, 507 C; who seeks her 
brothers, 451; without 
hands, 706. 

Maiden, See girl. 

Maidens pulled up by com- 
panions, 301. 

Maidservant unrewarded, 870 

Make-believe eating, make- 
believe work, 1560. 

Making ogre strong, 1133, 
1134; princess laugh, 559. 

Man, 1525 — 1874; and do- 
mestic animal, 176 — 199; 
and wife build air castles, 
1430; and wild animal, 
150— 175; Animals fear m, 
157; batrachian, insect, 
reptile, 290 — 299; boasts 
of his wife, 880; Clever m, 
1525 — 1639; Contest be- 
tween m and ogre, 1060 
— II 14; does his wife's 
work, 1408; from the gal- 

lows, 366; Grateful ani- 
mals and ungrateful m, 
160; hidden in roof, 1360; 
in Heaven, 800 — 809; on 
quest for lost wife, 400; 
Partnership of m and ogre; 
1030 — 1059; persecuted 
because of his beautiful wife, 
465; promised to Devil, 
810 — 814; seeks a midwife, 
1680; sells soul to Devil, 
1170 — 1199; sleeps whole 
winter in cave, 674*; Stu- 
pid m, 1675^1709; suffers 
sparrow's revenge, 248; 
thinks he has been in 
Heaven, 1531; thinks him- 
self dead, 13 13; who flew 
like a bird and swam like 
a fish, 665; Wild m, 502; 
Wolf disguises as m, *i66. 

Manikin, Sack with m that 
beats, 563, 564. 

Manure, Clearing out m, 

Man}^ and fat and 100 every 
year (lice;, 1696. 

Marble, Turned into m co- 
lumns, 707. 

March may be wintry, *24i5. 

Mare, Confessor steals rope 
with m on it, *i8oo A. 

Mares become vultures, 1004 
*d; Fat m in barren field, 
471 *B. 

Marienkind, 710. 

Marking guilty one who 
sleeps with pi-incess, 950. 

Marksman, Extraordinarv m, 
513. 653. 

Marquis will marry poor girl, 


Key word list. 


Marriage, 1440 — 1449; a pu- 
nishment, 1 516 — 1 520; for- 
bidden outside parisli, 
1475; is wolf's greatest 
punisiiment, "165; of ant 
and mouse (Cumulative), 
^2023; of Devil, '340; of 
louse and flea (Cumula- 
tive), -2020; of poor boy 
and merchant's daughter, 
930; of prince and shep- 
herdess, 930 ■'A; to ani- 
mals, 552. 

Married couple, 1350 — 1439; 
Heaven admits men m once 
but not twice, "1410; Jo- 
seph m devoted girl to rich 
man, ■769 A. 

Mass, Priest in m sings in- 
tructions to cook, 1831 'A, 
•B; Priest singing m re- 
veals thief, 1 83 1 "C; said 
by ass, 1696 'A; said 
frees soul, 760 ■C. 

Mast climbing contest, 161 1; 
Riding up m, 530. 

Master Pfriem, 801; thief, 


Matron of Ephesus, 15 10. 

May, Foolish wife gives ham 
to "Long M", 1541; it all 
come out! (Oil), 1696; 
none come out; (Men in 
bathing), 1696; one diy up 
and another not be born! 
(Garlic), 1696; the other 
one come out! (£3-6), 1696. 

Mayor, Fool swats bee and 
kills m, 1586; Ox or ass 
as m, 1675. 

Meal of beans, 1478. 

Measure of miller, "1800 B. 

Measuring mone}', 545 ''C. 

Meat as food for cabbage, 
1386; mouth and soup 
mouth, "1803; shot out of 
giant's hand, 304; substi- 
tuted for newborn child, 

Members, Doctor's substitute 
m, 660; Fox thanks her m 
for help in escaping, *i35 
C, 154- 

(Men in bathing), May none 
come out!, 1696. 

Merchant rescues children, 

Merchant's, Poor boy mar- 
ries m daughter, 930. 

Mermaid, Man rescues wife 
from m, 316. 

Merry wives wager, 1406. 

Messenger rabbit, 1535. 

Messengers of death, 335. 

Mice buy bell for cat, no. 

Michael as knight defeats 
Devil, 508 •■A. 

Middle, Each wants to sleep 
in the m, 1289. 

Midwife sought by man, 1680. 

Milk of lion cures, 301, 560 
■A, 590; or kills, *455; of 
panther cures, *455; River 
of m suckles babies, 47 1 *A. 

Mill, Dogs punish woman 
cheating" at m, 831 "C 
Girls find baby at m, 831 
"D; Nix of m pond, 316 
will not stop grinding, 565 

Miller, 1720 — 1724; Holy m 
*i72o; rescues children 
707; unhappy with money 
754 *B. 


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Miller's measure, • 1800 B; 
tale, 1 36 1. 

Millstone, Head stuck into 
hole of ni, 1247. 

Millstones, 1146. 

Mind your own business, 
910 B. 

Minstrel's song sung b}' shoe- 
maker, 1695 *A. 

Miracle, God's first m, 922; 
of bones becoming" cow, 
804; of crossing river on 
cape, *77i; of pretended 
saint's statue, ■'1787 B. 

Mirror broken by ball falling 
from Heaven, *8o6; bro- 
ken by bewildered dragon, 
300; Farseeing m, 653; 
Fool swats fl}' and breaks 
m, 1586; from orange, 408; 
Magic m, "1621; stolen, 


Miscarriage of ferr3'man's 
wife, 1535 *A. 

Miser, 1407. 

Misers punished, 471 ^A. 

Mistake bear for dog, I3i2'-'; 
breath in cold for tobacco 
smoke, 1320; buttercask 
for dead man, 1314; figtree 
for snake, 131 5; of wolf 
for colt, 131 1 ; pumpkin 
for ass's egg, 1319. 

Mistress kept in secret, *895. 

Mole trades toad eyes for 
tail, *287. 

Money and Fortune test their 
powers, 945 "A; as reward 
for following advice, 910 
B; eaten by pig, ''891; falls 
from invited statue, 750 B; 
Fool sells oxen and gives 

money away, 1003 *A; 
found b}^ fool, 1696 'A; 
makes man unhappy, 754; 
measured, 545 *C; Piper 
regains lost m, *i6i^. 
Monkey bride, "557; Grateful 
m, 160. 

Monks burned by fool, 
T536 B. 

Monster born to princess, 
708; dies on prongs of 
prey's house, 124; eats 
people and animals, 333; 
fettered, 803; Fox disguises 
as m, 154; in bridal cham- 
ber, 507 B. 

Monster's bride; 425, 507 A. 

Months of year used to advise 
treatment of children, 2012 

Moon reflection eaten by cow, 
1335) or taken for cheese, 
34, *64; Visit to m, 302 
*A, 400, 451, 551. 

Moonbeam, Descent on m, 
852 -A. 

Moonlight, Spanking in m, 

More cowardh' than hare, 70. 

Mother of Catalina or Peter, 
804; slew me and father 
ate me, 720; Treacherous 
m, 590; wants to kill her 
children, 765. 

Mother-in-law intercepts let- 
ter, 707; of Devil, *34o. 

Mound, Princess confined in 
m, 870. 

Mountain, See glass. 

Mourning of sw^allow- for 
Jesus, *243. 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


Mouse and ant marry (Cu- 
mulative), *2023; (cat) as 
bride, 402; as helper, 513 
A, 621; bird, and sausage 
keep house, 85; Countr}- 
m and city m, 112; falls 
into stew or is eaten by 
cat, *2023; helps lion, 75; 
in silver jug, 1416; Race 
of toad and m, 275 *A; 
steals cheese (Cumulative), 
2030 *C; tells cat a tale, 

Moustache of pretended 
saint's statue, *i787 B. 

Mouths, Woman's 2 m, *i8o3. 

Moving church, 1326. 

Mowing contest, 1090; De- 
vil as substitute at m, 820. 

Mule, Hostler envies m, 754 
*C; Kissing m under tail, 
570; Anthony eats m, 
♦1842 B. 

Mule, See ass. 

Muenchausen, 1889. 

Murder, Attempt to m hero, 
1 1 15 — 1129; causes soul's 
torment, 760; of child by 
princess, 781; to break 
enchantment, 400 '^'A. 

Murderer, Husband tells wife 
he is a m, 1381 *A; pro- 
tected by devout father or 
son of murdered man, 
756 'D; revealed as mur- 
dered man wishes, 960. 

Murdered lover, 1536 C. 

Murderous mother, 765. 

Musicians of Bremen, 130, 
210; in Heaven, -^807. 

Mute reveals disguised girl's 
sex, ^-515. 


Nail paring as helping de- 
vil's reward, 1181. 

Nails, Must not cut finger n, 
*i5i6: pulled out so hero 
cannot escape, 560 *A; 
Thieves climb with n, 
951 B. 

Name of Devil's companion, 
812; of Devil's crop, 1091; 
of helper, 500; of wife, 

Names, Extraordinary n, 

Naming trees, 7. 

Napkin provides food, 853 

Navel, Reed grows from 
girl's n, 403 C. 

Necklace, Recognition by n, 
301 A; 870. 

Needle and others gain pos- 
session of house, 210; as 
protection in storm, 1279; 
Boy the size of a n, 700; 
glove, and squirrel, 90; in 
elk's belly, 90; transforms 
room, 585. 

Needles, Bringing n in sack 
of straw, T685, *i703. 

Negress, See witch. 

Negro magician causes hero 
to sleep, 408 *A; magi- 
cian pushed into boiling 
oil, ^435; Queen accused 
of bearing n children, 707. 

Negroes, Carnival revelers 
turned into n, 836 *B. 

Neighbors carry on quarrel, 
1365 *E; with good and 
bad Fortune, "948. 

Nest, Small n of dove, 236. 

Net, Fish in n, 253. 


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FFC 90 

New Eve, 1416. 

News from home, 1931. 

Night caps exchanged, 11 19; 
Fool flees from long night, 
*i684; lodgings of Christ 
and Peter, 791; lodgings 
gotten by man, 1544; quar- 
ters of animals, 130, 210. 

Nightingale and blindworm 
each has one eye, 234. 

Nix of mill pond, 316. 

No to all questions, 853. 

Noah's Devil in N ark, 825. 

Noblest act?, 976. 

Nose cut off, 141 7; Running 
n test, 15. 

Nothing-is -hidden-from-God, 
Name N reveals murderer, 

Novella, 850 — 999. 
Novices steal pears, 1840 *A. 
Number of leaves and stars, 

Numskull, 1200 — 1349; cuts 

off limb he sits on, 1240. 
Numskulls cannot count 

themselves, 1287; cannot 

find own legs, 1288. 
Nun sees the world, 770. 
Nuns break saint's statue, 

^1787 B. 

Nursing her father, 927 *A. 
Nursemaid, Fox as n eats 

young, 37. 
Nut wakens farmer who kills 

snake, 285 *B. 
Nuts, Three magic n, 400 ^'B, 


Nutshells, Bones(n) creak, 
501 *A. 

Oak, Last o leaves, 1184. 
Oath, Equivocal o, 141 8; on 

iron, 44. 
Obevs, Wife always o, 1415 

Object and wild animal, 85 — 
90; Magic o, 560 — 649. 

Objects, Three magic o, 566. 

Obstacle flight, 313, 314. 

Obstinate wife, 1365. 

Odysseus, 953. 

Oedipus, 931. 

Offering bread to statue, 

Oft-proved fidelity, 881. 

Ogre, 300 — 359; afraid of 
noises, 1145; and children, 
327; and tailor at sewing, 
1096; blinded, 1135, 1137; 
breaks mirror and is be- 
wildered, 300; carries sham- 
dead man, 1139; castrated, 
1 133; Contest between 
man and o, 1060 — 11 14; 
frightened, 1145 — 11 54; 
in haunted castle, 1160; 
kills own children, 11 19; 
looks down gun barrel, 
1 1 58; on ship, 1179; Part- 
nership between man and 
o, 1030 — 1059; Stupid o, 
1000 — 1 199; tars hero's 
boat, 1 156; tries to drink 
pond dry, 327. 

Ogre, See Devil. 

Ogre's beard gilded, 1138; 
daughter helps hero escape, 
313; finger caught, 11 59; 
flight, 1 132: heart in egg, 
302; Hot porridge in o 
throat, 1 131; oven in which 


Key word list. 


ogre is burned, 1121; wife 
thrown into water, 11 20. 

(Oil) May it all come out!, 
1696; Thief in o barrel, 
954 "A. 

Old beggar and thieves, 1526; 
dog restored to favor, loi; 
Hildebrand, 1360 C; maid, 
See maid; man in wood, 
442; thief relates three 
adventures, 953; woman 
and her pig, 2030; women 
helpers, 501. 

Oldest on farm, 726. 

One-eye, two-eyes, three-eyes, 

Open Sesame, 676; Sleeping 

with open eyes, 1140*. 
Orange, Not marry while o 

branch stays green, 711 •A. 
Oranges, Three o, 408; turned 

into birds, '594. 
Orchard, Tearing up o, loii. 
Organization, Social o of 

animal and bird, 220 — 223. 
Ornaments, Recognition by 

o, 870 A. 
Our Lady's Child, 710. 
Out boy, out of the sack, 564. 
Outriddling judge, 927, or 

princess, 851. 
Outwits, Girl o thief, 956 B; 

Smith o Devil, 330. 
Oven, Witch shoved into o, 

Over the edge, 10*"*. 
Overboard, Hero thrown o 

saved b}- dead man, 506. 
Overeating, Wolf's fatal o in 

kitchen or chickenyard, 41. 
Overseer, Fox as o punishes 

lazy animals, 55. 

Owl, Great age of o, 230. 
Ox as mayor, 1675; breaks 

loose at grave, 1840; hide 

as measure, 2400; ill 

advised by cock, •207; 

Slaughter of o, 126 1. 
Oxen, Brothers become o, 

327 -D, *453; cursed, 154; 

Fool sells o and gives 

money awa}', 1003 ''A; of 

judge stolen, 1525. 
Page and poor suitor, 1688 

Painting bear (burning), 8, 

152*; dream girl, 516. 
Palace from nut, 400 'B. 
Pan, Chicken's p becomes 

fine washbasin, *557. 
Pancake, 2025. 
Pancakes, Raining p, 1696 

Panther's milk cures, *455. 
Papers, Bring p from Rome 

in a day, 513. 
Paradise, Student from P, 

Paraphrase, Lady expresses 

her ailment in p, 1940 *H. 
Pardoner's tale, 763. 
Parents slain by son, 931 "A. 
Parish, Marriage forbidden 

outside p, 1475. 
Parrot preserves wife's cha- 
stity, *435- 
Parson, 1725 — 1845; ^^^ 

calf, 1739; and others 

visit beautiful woman, 1730; 

and sexton at mass, 1831; 

and sexton steal cow, 1790; 

Bear mistaken for p, 116; 

betrayed, 1725 — 1799; 

Card-playing p, 1839; Fox 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


mistaken for p, 36; has no 
need to preach, 1826; 
Hungry p, 1775; in church 
on ox, 1786; in sack to 
Heaven, 1737; promises 
satisfactory weather, 1830; 
put to flight during ser- 
mon, 1785; Stingy p, 1736; 
takes drink during sermon, 
1827; with fine voice, 

Parson' stupid wife, 1 750. 

Partner, Unjust p, 9. 

Partnership of Honesty and 
Fraud, "847; of man and 
ogre, 1030— 1059. 

Passion of Christ is nothing- 
compared to marriage, 
■■'1516 A; of Christ is 
proclaimed by animals and 
birds, "243 A. 

Patch, Fool fails to recognize 
self after seeing another 
with p like his, ^1683 B, 

Paternoster, 11 99. 

Patience rewarded, 947 *A; 
Toad, blackbeetle, or tor- 
toise has extreme p, •■■■288 C. 

Patient Griselda, 887. 

Paw, Splinter in p, 156. 

Pawn of foolish wife, 1385. 

Pays, Cap p bills, *i846. 

Peace among animals, 62. 

Peaches, Eating p removes 
horns, 566. 

Peacock, Wedding of turkey 
and p, 224. 

Pear, Enchanted p tree, 1423. 

Pears, Eating p removes 
horns, 566; Fox eats p, 
i; Golden p, 301; stolen 

by novices or sacristan, 
1840 "A. 

Pearls fall from combed hair, 

Peasant as parson, 1825; 
Clever p girl, 875; in 
Heaven, 802; woman at 
market. 1382, or greed}^ 

Peasant, See farmer. 
Peasant's, King and p son, 

Peck of grain for each sheaf, 

Peddler, Lover disguised as 

p, 900 'A. 
Peg, Fitting p in hole, *i705. 
Penance, Hard p and green 

twigs, 756. 
Penny always returns, 745. 
Perch, Race of salmon and 

P, 250. 
Persecution because of beau- 
tiful wife, 465. 
Peter admits men married 

once but not twice, •"•1410; 

as helper, ^515; drinks, 

^846; in bag, 330; makes 

pun on cuarto, 1940 "G; 

scorns horseshoe, 759; 

struck for praying, 791. 
Peter, See Christ. 
Peter's favorite fruit, "■792; 

mother falls from Heaven, 

804; Sitting in P chair, 330. 
Picture is painted of dream 

girl, 516; of Beauty, 531; 

reveals identity, 506, 881. 
Pie, Money in p, 754 ■B,, 

910 B. 
Pif Paf Poltrie, 2019. 


Key word list. 


Pig eaten by monster, 333; 
eats money, ■891; sent 
home alone, *i703; Stingy 
parson's p, 1792. 

Pig, See hog. 

Pigs eaten b}- monster, 333. 

Pigsty, Lovers live in p, 314. 

Pike and snake race to land, 


Pilgrim, Wife as p rescues 
husband, 888. 

Pilgrimage to Rome, ^1516. 

Pin and others gain possess- 
ion of house, 210; into 
lover's head transforms 
him or her into dove, 
408, 425; into ogre's head 
kills him, 311; into old la- 
dy's head kills her, 311 *A. 

Pins, Bread full of p fed to 
serpent, 285 --A; stuck 
behind princess' ear 306 

Pipe and dancing hogs, 850; 
calls rabbits together, 570; 
Gun as p, 1157; Tale of 
the Good P(Repetition), 

Pipe, See whistle. 

Piper regains stolen money, 

Pit, Capture in p, 20; Evil 
woman in p, 1164; Fox 
climbs from p on wolf's 
back, 31; Rescue from p, 
30 — 35, 160; Riding over 

P. 530- 
Pitch carried on head, 1696. 
Pitfall, Ogre's p, 11 17. 
Placating storm, 973". 
Places, Ctianging p in bed, 

328 -A, -^453, 1 120. 

Placidas, 938. 

Plank between husband and 
wife, '■1355; catches man's, 
shadow for Devil, 325 "A. 

Playing cards as prayerbook, 

Plowing" for ogre, 1003; of 
numskulls, 1201. 

Poisoned apple, '453, 709; 
bread, 837; clothing, 516; 
comb, 709; food, 516; lace, 

Poker, Sticking to p, 593. 

Poles, Duel with long p, 1083. 

Polyphemus, 953, 11 37. 

Poor boy betrothed, 885; boy 
marries merchant's daugh- 
ter, 930; boy taken for rich, 
•■859; brother digs up 
corpse, 1536 A; brother's 
treasure, 834^'; girl marries 
marquis, *878; lover, •■535; 
man in court, 1535 *A, 
1660; suitor and page, 
1688 •■A. 

Pope revives dead husband, 

Porridge brought to bed in 
night, 1363 *A; eaten in 
different rooms, 1263; in 
ice hole, 1260; Light and 
black p, 9 C; producing 
pot cannot be stopt, 565. 

Pot, Earthen p in saddlebag, 
1696; producing porridge 
cannot be stopt, 565; Thie- 
ving p, 591; tied to ass's 
tail, 1696. 

Poverty, Happiness with p 
rather than w'ealth, 754. 

Power of having his desires 
obeyed, 592; Supernatural 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

p, 650 — 699; to make 

wishes come true, 652, 


Prayer breaks enchantment, 

307; Death tricks man into 

finishing p, 332; for a 

husband, 1476; revives 

dead wife, 612; Wait till 

Lord's Pra3-er is said, 1 199. 

Pra3'ing geese escape fox, 

227; Peter struck for p, 


Precepts, Good p, 910 — 914. 

Pregnancy from eating fish, 

303. 705. or snow, 1362; 

from objects, 301, 303, 

708; from wish, 675. 

Pretended murder or fight to 

decoy judge, 1525. 
Pretending ghosts eat figs, 
"1532; not to eat, ''1374; 
to hold up roof, 9 A; to 
sleep till food is brought 
out, "1020; to stab self in 
, order to run faster, "1075; 
Wife p to die, 1365 *D. 
Price of ass publicly announ- 
ced, "1550 C. 
Pride punished, 836. 
Priest and housekeeper expo- 
sed by cock, "1829; and 
shoemaker's wife, 1360 C; 
as ghost is killed, 326; 
Dishonest p, 831; had 
a carriage (Repetition), 
^2227; in mass sings in- 
structions to cook, 1831 
*A and *B; jealous of flage- 
olet player, ■•1844; Man 
becomes p and escapes 
Devil, 81 1^'; Pure shepherd 

nearer God than p, •1805 
B; shoots corpse, 1537 "A. 

Priest's cow stolen, 1735 A*; 
gestures remind old lady 
of her ass, 1834; guest and 
eaten chicken, 1741; hog 
stolen, 1735 ^B, 1800 C; 
words applied by thief to 
himself, ■1800 D. 

Prince and armbands, 590; 
and storm, 932*; as bird, 
432; as serpent, 433; He- 
roine marries p, 870 — 879; 
marries shepherdess, 930 
■'A; on wedding journey, 
516 — 518; recognizes lost 
bride by locket, "•932; whose 
wishes came true, 652. 

Prince's wings, 575. 

Princess, Birthmarks of p, 
850; cannot solve riddle, 
851; caught with her own 
words, 853; confined in 
mound, 870; flees to wood 
to escape marriage, 888-'; 
Hiding from p, 329; in 
shroud, 307; loves barber, 
^857; must say "No", 853, 
or "That is a lie", 852; 
must talk, '860; on glass 
mountain, 530; rescued, 
300. 303. 506, ''959; trans- 
formed into deer, 401; 
Ugly p, ^865; Ungrateful 
p, 870 '-B; who murdered 
her child, 781. 

Princess" hand is won, 850 

Princesses stolen, 301. 

Prodigal's return, 935. 

Profitable exchange, 1655. 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


Promise of boy to Devil, 313, 
314; of princess to sea 
giant, 31 3''''; of youth to 
ogre, 313" ■'"'■; to water 
nix, 316. 

Property, Dissapation of 
ogre's p, 1002; Father di- 
vides p before he dies, 
♦980 A. 

Prophecy, See fated. 

Protected by needle, 1279. 

Proud of horns, 77. 

Pound of flesh, 890. 

Pulling lake together, 1045; 
on shirt, 1285. 

Pulpit sawed, 1825 C. 

Pumping out whole sea, 1 1 79. 

Pumpkin sold for ass's egg, 

Pumpkins should grow on 
trees, 759. 

Punished pride, 836; seducer, 
883 B. 

Punishes, God p, 750 — 779. 

Punishment, Marriage a p, 
1 51 6 — 1520; of bad wo- 
men, 473; of grain, 836 -^E; 
of wicked lord, 837; Wolf's 
greatest p is marriage, 

Punishments of men, 840. 

Pupil of magician, 325. 

Puppet show recalls forgotten 
bride, 313. 

Purse, Inexhaustible p, 564, 
566, 580"-, 853; Lost p 
returned, 1535 *A. 

Pushing hole in tree, 1085. 

Puss in boots, 545 B. 

Quack sells fleapowder, 
^1550 A. 

Quarrel of father and son, 

•980 B. 
Queen falsely accuses girl 

disguised as man, ''5 15. 
Quenching burning boat, 


Quest for bird, 550; for fear, 
326; for living harp, 465 
B; for lost wife, 400; for 
remedy, 551; for strong 
companion, 650 B"'; for 
the unknown, 465 A; to 
the other world, 465 C. 

Question, 460 — 462; asked 
to deceive captor, 6. 

Questions answered by ridd- 
les, 921; asked by Devil 
of bishop, 922; in foreign 
language, 1697 'A. 

Quilt, Traveling q, 566. 

Rabbit, 70 — 74; and tarbaby, 
175; Buying r, 570, -572; 
catch, 1226, 1 891; Devil 
as r, 508 ''A; Devil must 
catch r, 1171; herd, ■438, 
570; Messenger r, 1535; 
Soul as r, ^'773 A. 

Rabbits become men, "438. 

Race of fox, wolf, mouse, or 
hare and toad, crayfish, 
hedgehog, or bee, 275; of 
pike and snake, 252; trick, 
30; with substitutes in line, 
275 •■•A, 1072, 1074; won 
by hanging on tail, 250, 
275; won by stinging op- 
ponent, 275 *B. 

Rag becomes fine towel, 

Raining pancakes, 1696 "A. 
Ram, Golden r, 854. 
Ramrod full of ducks, 1894. 

R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Rampsinitus, 950. 

Rams, 123'. 

Ram's, Escape under r belly, 


Ransom for princess in sla- 
ver}', 506; given by captu- 
red animals, 159. 

Rape causes soul's torment, 
760 '^A; God protects girl 
from r, 831 "A. 

Rat persuades cat to wash 
her face, 122 B. 

Rats, Apples turned into r, 


Raven, Contest of r and ant, 
280; helper, 553, 554; in 
borrowed feathers, 244-; 
with cheese in mouth, 57. 

Ravens, Brothers as r, 451. 

Raven's, Hiding in r egg, 329. 

Rearing, Bad r, 838. 

Recognition by missing fin- 
ger, 313; by tokens, 300, 
301 , 302 *A, 304, 306, 400. 

Recognize, Fool fails to r self 
after seeing another man 
with patch like his, ^1683 
B; Fool fails to recognize 
self with hair cut, *i683 A. 

Recruits' answers in foreign 
language, 1697 *^- 

Red, Never serve man with 
r beard, 400 ^B; Riding 
Hood, 333; Stone becomes 
r as sign of disobedience, 


Reed grows from girl's navel, 
403 C; Sermon and not- 
ched r, ^1836. 

Reeve's tale, 1363. 

Reflection, Bride discovered 
by r, 408; Diving or drink- 

ing for r of cheese, 34, 
*64; Ogre sees r of girl 
and attempts to drink lake 
dr}', 1 141*. 

Rejuvenation by burning, 

Relative, Supernatural or 

enchanted r, 400 — 459. 
Release from captor by 

asking question, 6. 
Religion, 750 — 849. 
Religious thief, 1525 'G. 
Remedy, Magic r, 331, 513, 

550. 551. 610—619. 
Remembering forgotten bride, 


Repairing the house, loio. 

Repentance gains salvation, 
750 *C. 

Repetition, 2225 — 2235. 

Replaces, Slave girl r bride, 
408, *445 B; Virgin servant 
r pregnant princess in bri- 
dal bed, 870 ^B. 

Reptile, 275 — 289; and man, 
290 — 299. 

Rescue, 160 — 164; by young- 
er brother, 303; by wife 
from water nix, 316; from 
dragon, 300; from pit, 
30 — 35, 160; of princess 
from sea monster, 502; of 
sisters from ogre, 311, 312; 
of swallowed persons by 
cutting open swallower, 
123, 333- 

Rescued princess, 506. 

Resuscitate, See revive. 

Return of prodigal, 935. 

Revenge of sparrow on man, 

FFC 90 

Kev word list. 

Revival by dog helpers, 300; 
by dove, *445 A; by prayer, 
612; by rejoining members, 
311; b}- ring, 612; b}" roots 
received from animals, 303; 
by shedding children's 
blood, 516; b)' snakeleaves, 
612; of dead b}- Pope, 

Reward, Journey to God to 
receive r, 460 A; Lamb 
promised as r, 154; of 
Devil's supporter, 821 ■■C; 
of patience, 947 'A. 

Rewarded tales, 953. 

Rewards, God r, 750 — 779. 

Rhampsinitus, 950. 

Rich and poor peasant, 1535: 
man and devils in church, 
815; man and his son-in- 
law, 461, 930; man as 
Devil's horse, 761; man 
rarely goes to Heaven, 
802; man's and poor man's 
Fortune, 735; man's court- 
ship, 941"-. 

Riddle answers of clever 
youth, 921; Devil's r, 812; 
not solved bv princess, 
851; of bird's wine and 
unborn horse, 927 -'B; of 
father a fish, mother a 
man, 705; of fleaskin, 959; 
of girl who nursed her 
father, 927 *A; of louseskin, 
425 B, 621; of wife, daugh- 
ter, and sister, '983. 

Riddles, Boy must solve r, 
725; solved bv clever girl, 

Ridicule, Public r of lazy 
wife, "1375. 

Riding fox acourting, 72; 
Unheard of r horse, 1091; 
over obstacle, 530. 

Ring brought by fish, ■515; 
Magic r, 442, 560, 709; 
reveals identit}-, 300, 301, 
302 "A, 304, 400, 506, 
510; revives dead, 612; 
Sleeping" r, 706 *B; stuck 
in throat of seemingly dead 
woman, 990; Wishing r. 
400, 560 -A, 650. 

Ritual, Inappropriate or stu- 
pid use of church r, 1840 

River, Anthon}' crosses r on 
cape, "'771; Crossing r 
between worlds without 
getting wet, 471 "A; of 
blood is Christ, 471 "A; 
of milk suckles babies, 471 
^A; Sleeping on r bank, 
1 120. 

Road built by animals, 55. 

Roasting meat, 1262. 

Robber, See thief. 

Robbery of bank, 951 B. 

Rock, See stone. 

Rod of virtue from ass's 
heart, 706 "A, or given 
by Virgin, 707. 

Roe, Brother as r, 450. 

Rolls, Fox eats r, i. 

Rome, Brig papers from R 
in a day, 513; Pilgrimage 
to R, -1516. 

Roof, Man hidden in r, 1360. 

Room, See forbidden. 

Root, Fox calls foot a tree 
r and bear lets loose, 5. 

Roots, Revival of dead by r, 

R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 

FFC 90 

Rope, Confessor steals r with 
mare on end of it, •'iSoo 
A; Descending on r for 
treasure, 400 'B; from 
sand, 1 1 74. 

Rose queen, 708 ■•A. 

Rowing contest, 1087; with- 
out going forward, 1276. 

Rump taken for stone, 1363 

Runner decoys thieving friars, 
1538; Extraordinary r, 513. 

Sack of lies or truths, 570, 
■572; of money for fol- 
lowing advice, 910 B; 
Parson in s to Heaven, 
1737; Shepherd hangs s 
on sunbeam, ••1805; which 
provides food, 563; which 
retains hand thrust into it, 
330; with beating manikin, 
563- 564- 

Sack, See bag. 

Sacks, Children carried home 
by ogre in s, 311, 327. 

Sacristan as ghost is killed, 
326; as statue of Christ, 
*i787 C; breaks saint's 
statue, ■1787 A; gathers 
figs, 1840 •■'B; sets wasps 
under pretended statue, 
■■1787 A; steals pears, 
1840 -A. 

Sacristan's buried treasure, 

Saddlebag Earthen pot in s, 
1696; Fox in s, I. 

Saint rebuked by old lady, 
1476 *A and ''B. 

Saint, See the name of the 

Saint's sermon paid according 

to number of times saint 

is mentioned, •1836. 
.Saliva, Talking s, 313. 
Salmon grants power to make 

wishes come true, 675; 

Race of s and perch, 250. 
Salt, Black s enchantment, 

302 ■•A; Girl loves father 

like s, 510, 923; in wet 

bag, 1696; sowing, 1200; 

Too much s in giant's 

food, 328; Whv sea is s, 

Salve, Magic healing s, 611. 
Samson, 650, 
Sand, Ogre teaches smith to 

use s in forging, 1163. 
Santo lie polo substituted for 

newborn child, 707. 
Sardines, Fox eats s, i. 
Satan, See Devil. 
Sausage, mouse, and bird 

keep house, 85. 
Saviour, See Christ. 
Sawed pulpit, 1825 C. 
Scalding the ogre, 1134. 
Schlaraffenland, 1930. 
Scorned lover, 900. 
Scratching contest, 1095. 
Scythe cuts off man's bead, 

others imitate, 1203. 
Sea, All vvaters(s), "860; Dog 

in s, 540-'. 
Seamstress Virgin, ■849 B. 
Search for brothers, 451; for 

husband, 425; for sister, 

Sebastian, 1689 '-A. 
Second threshing of straw, 


FFC 90 

Key word list. 


Secret, Girl could not keep 
s, 886; Never trust a s to 
your wife, 910 A, 1381 ; 
Prince keeps mistress in s, 
■895 ; Teresa could not 
keep a s, 836 ''F. 

Seducer punished, 883 B. 

Seduction by disguise, 36; of 
judge's wife, 1525; with 
extraordinary names, 1940 

Seemingly dead revives, 990. 

Seer falsely advises man 
about wife, ■891. 

Selfrighteous hermit, 756 A. 

Selfishness punished, 835 • E. 

Selling magician's pupil in 
animal forms, 325; soul to 
Devil, See soul. 

Sells, Fool s honey to bees, 
1586, 1642; Fool s oxen 
and gives money away, 
1003 -'A; Fool s to statue, 

Separating grain, 513, -'515. 

Sermon about rich man, 1832; 
and notched reed, ■■1836; 
in Latinized words, 1825 

Serpent fed hot stone or 
bread full of pins, 285 "A; 
maiden, 507 C; Prince as 
s, 433; slain, 405 -A; 
Ungrateful s, 155. 

Serpent, See snake. 

Serpents, Battle of s, 738'-. 

Serpent's crown, 672; ingra- 
titude, 290 — 294; White s 
flesh, 673. 

Servant, Faithful s, 440, 612, 
889 ; girl beheaded for her 
savings, 780 ■'•A ; outwits 

lover, 1725; Suitor and 

solicitous s, •1707. 
Servant's good counsels, 

910 B. 
Sesame, Open S, 676. 
Seven sleepers, 763*. 
Sewing contest, 1096. 
Sex of newborn child exprest 

indirectly, ■925 B ; Shift 

of sex, 514. 
Sex, See tests. 
Sexton, 1775 — 1799; carries 

parson, 1791; falls into 

brewing vat, 1776. 
Shadow, Devil catches man's 

shadow, 325 'A ; Woman 

who prevents birth casts 

no s, 755. 
Sham blood and brains, 3 ; 

Ogre carries s dead man,, 


Sharpshooter, 513. 

Shave, Must not s, " 1516. 

Sheep and horse have eating 
contest, 203"; chases wolf, 
I26"-; duck, and cock in 
peril at sea, 204 ; frighten 
wolf with wolfhead, 125; 
licks her newlyborn, •'129; 
persuades wolf to sing,. 
122 C. 

Sheep's house protects from 
monster, 124; stomach 
stolen, -1800 D. 

Sheets over horses, 1725. 

Shepherd believes fox's tail 
is bush, 5; boy, 515"'-; 
forgets the Son, *i842 A; 
Fox as s, 37*; kills lion, 
157; looks on as guests 
eat, "1 555; loses purity 
through woman, ^1805 A; 


R. S. BoGGS, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

misunderstands questions, 
1698 G; Pure s, *i8o5 B; 
saved b}' horn, 958 ; substi- 
tuting for priest, 922 ; 
Ungrateful snake and s, 
*29o ; youth in thief's po- 
wer, 958. 

Shepherdess marries prince, 
930 'A. Shield, Dazzling 
s, 508 "A. 

Shift of sex, 514. 

Ship, Land and water s, 
513. 571. 610; Ogre 
pumps out s, 1 1 79. 

Shirt of happiness, 844 ; pul- 
ling, 1285; sta5^s white as 
long as wife is true, 888. 

Shirtwaist bewitched, 709 ; 
used as evidence, *572, 
900 'A. 

Shoemaker, Dog as wolf's s, 
102; falsel}' accused by 
widow, *i5i6; finds fault 
in Heaven, 801 ; Mean s, 
836 *D ; nails Devil and 
takes mone}', 815; sings 
minstrel's songs, 1695 "A; 
unhapp}' with money, 

754 *A. 

Shoemaker's alms to soldier, 
■819 ; son poses as saint's 
statue, ■■"■1787 A; Student 
abducts s wife, "1850; 
wife and her lover, 1360 
C, 1364 "A. 

Shoes bewitched, 709 ; dan- 
ced out, 306 ; Wearing 
out iron s, 400, 425, ■■445 B. 

Shooting b}' looking down 
gun barrel, 1228; corpse, 

1537 '-A ^"^ *^'< ^^'il<i 
boars, 1053. 

Shrew reformed, 900 — 904. 
Shrieking contest, 1084. 
Shroud, Princess in s, 307. 
Shuttle makes magic road, 


Sick lion advised to skin 
wolf, 50. 

Sickness shammed, 4. 

Sieve, Water in s, 1180. 

Sight, Keen sight of dove, 
238 ; restored by tears, 
310, 425 *D, or water, 

301. 590- 

Sign of guilt, 311, 314, 888. 

Sign, See recognition by 

Silence breaks enchantment, 
400, 451 ; Cock concludes 
s is best, "1829. 

Silent, Girl could not keep 
s, 886. 

Silent, See speechless. 

Sin and honor, 755. 

Sing, Wolf persuaded to s, 
122 C. 

Singing bag, 311 -B; bone, 
780 ; Cheese drops from 
s bird's mouth, 57; fox 
loses bittern, 6; hair, 780 
^B; Priest s mass reveals 
thief, 1831 'C; tree, 707. 

Sings, Boy s lover's message 
and husband s threat, 1360 
C ; Child s wrong song in 
church, 1735 "A; Galician 
s and rides free, *i546; 
Priest in mass s instruc- 
tions to cook, 1 83 1 *A 
and ^B ; Wife s cooking 
instructions to husband, 
1 83 1 "B; Wolf s despite 
host's objections, 100. 


Kev word list. 


Sinner, Greatest s, 756 C. 

Sins of hermit, 839 ; Wolf 
confesses s, 77"'. 

Siren, Grateful s, 302. 

Sister Beatrice, 770; driven 
from home, 512*; Faithless 
s, 30O1 3^5! Riddle of 
wife, daughter, and s, *983; 
Search for s, 471 ; Super- 
natural or enchanted s, 

Sitting in Peter's chair, 330; 
on ass in stable, 1696. 

Six brothers seek seven sis- 
ters, 303*; go through the 
whole world, 513 A; little 
goats, 333. 

Skilful brothers, 653; hunter, 

Skin, Disenchanting by bur- 
ning animal s, 425, 440, 
441; Fox advises sick lion 
to s wolf, 50; Horseskin 
bag filled with gold 
(bones), 311 -'A; of cuckoo 
borrowed by jay, 235; 
Riddle of s, 513 A. 

Skinned wolf in brambles, i; 
wolf tied to cow's horns, 
47 '^C. 

Skull dressed as bride to de- 
ceive ogre, 311; Drinking 
from s, 326; invited to 
dine, 470, *835. 

Slander punished, 836 "G. 

Slandered, See calumniated. 

Slaughter of ox, 1261. 

Slave girl replaces bride, 

*445 B. 
Slavery, Ransom for princess 
in s, 506. 

Slayer of serpent, 405 *A; 
of your parents, 931 ■^A. 

Sledges turned around at 
night, 1275. 

Sleep, Must not s, 400. 

Sleepers, Seven s, 763*. 

Sleeping Beauty, 410; cigar, 
408 *A; drugs, 400 *B; 
figs, 408 *A, ^970; on ri- 
ver bank, 1120; pin, 400; 
Reclining by s princess, 
304; ring, 706 ^B; whole 
winter in cave, 674--; with 
brother's wife, 303; with 
open eyes, 1140*. 

Sleeps, Boy s on foodchest, 
*io2o; Boy s onjob, *ioi9; 
Bride s and loses her lover, 
*445 A; Who can guess 
where princess s, 851 ■'A. 

Sleepy wife throws cornbread 
out window, *i389. 

Sleigh, W^ild animals on s, 

Slipper reveals identity, 510. 

Slippers, Speed s, 302 *-A. 

Smell, Fox says he cannot s 
because of cold, ■52; Lio- 
ness accused of having 
bad s, -'52. 

Smith and Christ, 753; beats 
bear, 157; outwits Devil, 
330; Skilful s, 654. 

Smokehouse, Wolf overeats 
in s, 41. 

Snake drinks childs's milk, 
285; Farmer wakened by 
nut falling kills s, 285 "B; 
girl, '-'412; Giving birth to 
s, 711 ■■■'A; grants power 
of understanding animal 
languages, 670, 672, 673; 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


Grateful s, 160; Queen 
accused of bearing s, 707; 
Ungrateful s, ^290. 

Snake, See serpent. 

Snake-girdle, 403. 2'-, 

Snake-leaves, 612. 

Snakes, Greedy woman must 
mother s, 751 B. 

Snares of the Evil One, 810. 

Snipe thinks its own children 
are prettiest, 247. 

Snipe's bill frightens hawk, 

Snow child, 1362; Hare lies 
on s and feigns warmth, 
71; White, 709. 

Soldier, Girl disguised as sol- 
dier, 514; King and s, 952; 
receives alms from lawyer, 

Soldiers buried by fool, 1536 

Soliloquy recalls forgotten 
bride, 313. 

Solomon chains Devil in 
Hell, 803. 

Son begins to eat father, 
*98o C; Father and s quar- 
rel, *98o B; King's s and 
smith's s exchanged, 920; 
Where did you leave the 
S?, *i842 A. 

Son-in-law, Fated to be king's 
s, 461, 930. 

Sons-in-law, Animal s, 552 B. 

Songs of minstrel sung b}' 
shoemaker, 1695 *A. 

Soot, Fox covers himself 
with s, 36. 

Soul as bird, 720; as rabbit, 
^773 -^! External s de- 
stroyed, 302, 311 ^A, 332; 

708 'A; Man sells s to 
pevil, 313, 330, 360, 508 
"A, 510, 812, 1170 — 1199; 
Quieting s in torment, 
760; won at cards, "345. 

Soup mouth and meat mouth, 
'1803; stone, 1548. 

Sowing salt, 1200. 

Spanking in moonlight, 940. 

Sparrow avenges dog's 
death, 248. 

Speaking, Disenchantment by 
not s, 451; horse, 531; 
horsehead, 533. 

Speaking, See talking. 

Spears grow in garden, 302, 


Speech, Neck bite causes loss 
of s, 621; of birds, 517, 
670, 671. 

Speechless princess, 451, 705, 

710. 945- 
Speed slippers, 302 "A. 
Spider, Man saved by s web, 

Spin, Lazy girl must s, 

501 ^A. 
Spindle brings lover, 585. 
Spinning women, 500 — 501; 

by spring, 480. 
Spirit in blue light, 562; in 

bottle, 331. 
Spitting in guard's eye, 73. 
Splinter in lion's paw, 516. 
Split, Claw in s tree, 38, 

151; She bear caught in s 

tree, 36. 
Squeezing stone, 1060. 
Squirrel, Helpful s, 327 *F; 

needle, and glove, 90. 
Stab, Pretending to s self to 

run faster, "1075. 


Key word list. 


Stable, Putting horse into s, 
141 5 'A; Sitting on ass 
in s, 1696; Wolves in s 
dance, 1652. 

Stag admires antlers in 
spring, 77; discovered by 
master, i62-'--. 

Stairs to which Devil sticks, 

Stakes, Head of unsuccessful 

suitors on s, 329, 507 A. 

Stars, Visit to s, 425, ■■445 

B, 451. 

Statue demands fair price for 
bread, ^769 C; Husband 
behind s says good food 
will make him blind, 1380; 
Husband behind s urges 
wife to work, "1375; Invi- 
ted s of Christ, 750 B; 
Lover behind s punishes 
husband, 1364 'A; Mou- 
stache of pretended saint's 
s, *I787 B; offered bread, 
*767; Sacristan as s of 
Christ, "1 787 C; Wasps 
under pretended saint's s, 
^1787 A; yields mone)" for 
goats sold to it, 1643. 

Steal, Novises or sacristan s 
pears, 1840 *A. 

Stealing corpse's entrails, 
366; giant's treasure, 328; 
jewels from corpse, •■1654; 
judge's oxen, 1525. 

Steals, Confessor s rope with 
mare on it, *i8oo A; Mouse 
s cheese (Cumulative), 2030 

Stepmother buries girl alive, 
780 'B; causes birth of 
monster child, 708; jealous 

of stepdaughter's beauty, 
709; murders boy, 720; 
throws girl and her child 
into water, 403; turns boy 
into roe, 450; wounds bird 
lover, 432. 

Stepmother's corpse, 1535; 
dream, 4031 *. 

Stew, Mouse falls into s (Cu- 
mulative), *2023, 

Stick from body, 1181, that 
beats, 330, 563. 

Sticking to goose, 571; to 
poker, 593; to tree or 
bench, 330. 

Sticks in princess' mouth, 


Stinging, Race won by s 
opponents, 275 *B. 

Sting}' dead wom^n revives 
to correct account, *T482; 
parson and slaughtered 
pig, 1792. 

Stolen mirror, 434. 

Stomach of hanged man sto- 
len, 366; of sheep stolen, 
*i8oo D. 

Stomach, See belly. 

Stone becomes red as sign of 
disobedience, 311; Biting 
s, io6t; Black s breaks 
enchantment, 400 *B; 
count revived, 707; Farmer 
feeds serpent hot s, 285 
^A; Flower from s table, 
755; house, 124; indicates 
chastity, 870 A; Magic s 
in fire. 593; of grief, *445 
B, 706 *B; Rump taken 
for s, 1363 *A; servant 
revived, 516; Squeezing s, 
1060; Throwing s, 1062. 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC 90 

Stones, Coins for s, 1725; 
combat, 471 -A; for gold 
in chest, *98o A; in bas- 
ket on fisher wolf's tail, 2. 

Stooping backward to enter, 

Storm, Man thrown overboard 
to placate s, 973'^. 

Straightening curly hair, 

Straw house, 124; threshed 
a second time, 206. 

Strawberries in winter, 403 B. 

Stream, Toad tries to jump 
across s, -^288 B. 

Strength, Mother discovers 
secret of hero's s, 590; 
takes precedence over age, 

Stretching the beam, 1244. 

String picked up by dog 
(Cumulative), 2030 ''D. 

Strokes shared, 1610. 

Strong John, 650; woman as 
bride, 519. 

Strongest person in world, 

Stubborn goats, 202-'. 

Stubborn, See obstinate. 

Stubborness punished, 836 

Student, 1846 — 1854; as hea- 
ler, 1845; ^s transformed 
ass, *i852; borrows cape, 
1642; from Paradise, 1540; 
Shoemaker's wife abducted 
by s, ^1850. 

Students trick innkeeper's 
wife, ■'1848. 

Stupid, Inappropriate or s 
use of church ritual, 1840 

— 1844; man, 1675 — 1709; 
ogre, 1000 — 1 199. 
Substitute, Suitor tests by s, 

Substitute, See bride. 
Substitutes, Race with s in 

line, 275 *A, 1074. 
Substitution of animal or 

object for newborn child, 

707; of corpse, 953. 
Succession of old men, 726. 
Such a one, 1 138. 
.Sucks blood to revive girl, 

516; Ogre s girl's finger, 

327 =^d: 

Suicide of elder sisters, 361; 
of separated lovers, *445 
A; Unsuccessful attempts 
at s, 910 D. 

Suit, King's invisibles, 1620; 
that might be put into a 
nutshell, 707. 

Suitor and solicitous servant, 
•■■1707; asks for girl and 
dowry (Repetition), *2228; 
Poor s and page, 1688 *A. 

Suitors deceived, 425, 890, 
1 730; of widowed fox, 65; 
placed in embarrassing 
positions, 313; Princess 
will marry all three s, 653. 

Suitors' revenge, 940. 

Sultan rescues children, 707. 

Sun brings all to light, 960; 
Distance from earth to s, 
922; thaw frost, 2031; Visit 
to s, 302 "A, 400, *445 

B; 451; 551- 

Sunbeam, Shepherd hangs 

sack on s, ^1805. 
Sunlight carried into win- 

dowless house, 1245. 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


Sunrise, First to see s, 120. 

Superhuman task, 460 — 499. 

Supernatural adversary, 300 
—399; helpers, 500--559, 
power or knowledge, 650 
— 699; relative, 400 — 459. 

Supporter of Devil rewarded, 
821 *C. 

Swallow created, *243. 

Swan maiden, 313, 400, 465 

Swats, Fool s fly or bee and 
kills man, 1586; Fool s 
louse and kills baby, 1685. 

Sweat, Bathing in horse's s 
beautifies, 531. 

Swim, Goose teaches fox to 
s, 226. 

Swimming in flax field, 1290; 
match and carrying food, 
1612; match of fish, 250, 

Sword between couple in bed, 
303; Conquering s, 566, 
611; whose touch produces 
death, 508 •A. 

Swords grow in dungheap, 

Swordsman, Skilful s, 654. 
Table provides food, 511, 

Tablecloth provides food, 

563. 853. 
Tail, Cat raises t in war, 104; 
Cork under wolf's t, ^64; 
Dragon hauled in on hor- 
se's t, 300; fisher, 2; Fox 
raises t in war, 222; Hang- 
ing by teeth on horse's t, 
47 A; Kissing under t, 
570; of ass pulled out, 
1535 *A; of fox cannot 


cut, 57 *A; of fox taken 
for bush, 5; Pot tied to 
ass's t, 1696; Toad trades 
mole t for e3^es, "287. 

Tails, Hairs from magic hor- 
se's t, 301 A; in mud, 1004. 

Tailor, 17 10 — 17 19; and ogre 
at sewing, 1096; boasts of 
valor, ■1710; Brave t, 1640; 
eggs and sausage, '1715; 
in Heaven, 800; pretends 
to die, ''1716; Skilful t, 
653; sleeps in shepherd's 
cabin, ■1719. 

Tailors' banquet, '1718. 

Talk, Making princess t, *86o, 

Talkative wife, 1381. 

Talking beans, ''1374 A; 

objects, 313. 
Talking, See speaking. 
Tales rewarded, 953. 
Tamborine of louseskin, 621. 
Tame bird and wild bird, 245. 
Taming of the shrew, 901. 
Tar, Covering wagon with t, 

Tarbab}' and rabbit, 175; and 

strong man, 650. 
Tarred, Crow sticks to t 

bridge, 2017. 
Task, Superhuman t, 460 — 

Tasks, Impossible t, 313; 

King's t, 577. 
Tax exempter, 1605-; Triple 

t, i66i. 
Teaching animals to fly, 225, 

or swim, 226; horse to live 

without food, 1682. 
Tear falls on dragonslayer, 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. FFC90 

Tears, Disenchantment by t, 
425; of birds restore sight, 
425 *D; of wife restore 
sight, 310; River of t, 
471 *A, 

Tearing up orchard, iott. 

Teeth, Hanging by t to hor- 
se's tail, 47 A; Horse 
kicks wolf's t, 47 B. 

Temper punished, 836 'D. 

Teresa eats chicken, *769 B. 

Tests of sex, 884. 

Thank God the}^ were not 
peaches, 1689. 

Theft by playing godfather, 
15; causes soul's torment, 
760; Fox's t of his mo- 
ther's berries, 39; of lamb, 
15; of young, 56; through 
substitution of ass, •'1852, 
or horse, 1529. 

Thief, 950 — 974; applies 
priest's words to himself, 
*i8oo D; bridegroom, 955; 
descends on moonbeam, 
852 "A; Girl outwits t, 
700, 956 B; in oil barrel, 
954 "A; King and t, 951 
A; Master t, 1525; Prin- 
cess rescued from t hus- 
band, *959; relates 3 ad- 
ventures, 953; Religious t, 
1525 *G; revealed by 
priest singing mass, 1831 
^•C; Skilful t, 653. 

Thieves adopt girl, 709; Bear 
chases t, 957; Clever mai- 
den kills t, 956 B; Dis- 
guised boy avenges self of 
t,_ 1538; Forty t, 954; 
frightened leave loot, 700; 
Killing t one by one, 956 

B; Shepherd escapes from 
t, 958; under tree, 1653. 

Thieves', Boy in t den, 327 
*E; Cutting off t heads 
one b}' one, 302 *A, 956 
A; Girls in t den, *97o; 
house, 956 A; loot shared 
b}^ pretended dead and 
creditor, ' 1716, 

Thieving pot, 591. 

Think carefully before you 
begin a task, 910 C; thrice 
before 3'ou speak, 1562. 

Thistleflower reveals mur- 
derer, 960. 

Thorn in head, *449; Rose, 

'Thorns in hazelnuts, *86o; 
Jew in t, 592. 

Thread, Travel till t is un- 
wound, 425. 

Threat to haul away ware- 
house, 1046. 

Three brothers, 654; bro- 
thers bargain with Devil, 
360; brothers doctors, 660; 
brothers, golden sons, 707; 
counsels of fox, 150; green 
twigs, 756; hunchbacks, 
1536 B; joint depositors, 
1591; languages, 671; lost 
children taken b}'^ giant, 
327**; luckv brothers, 
1650; magic objects and 
wonderful fruit, 566; old 
women helpers, 501; oran- 
ges, 408; persons as stupid 
as wife, 1384; sins of her- 
mit, 839; snake leaves, 
612; wishes, 750 A. 

Thresh, Christ and Peter must 
t for lodgings, 752 A. 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 

Threshing contest, 1089*; 
Granary roof as t flail, 
1031; Second t of straw, 

Thrifty girl, 1451. 

Throwing golden club, 1063; 
stone, 1062. 

Thrush teaches dove nest 
building, 236. 

Thrushbeard, King T, 900. 

Thumbling, 700. 

Thunder, Ogre afraid of t, 
1 148; rolling brother's wa- 
gon, 1147. 

Tied, Wolf tied to cow's 
horns, 47 *C. 

Tiger, Grateful t, 1 60; helper, 


Time, Rapid passage of t in 
other world, 470, 471 *A. 

riteliture, 500. 

Titmouse tries to be as big 
as bear, 228. 

Toad asks magpie for chest- 
nut (Cumulative), 2032 *i\; 
Crop division of fox and 
t, *278 A; has extreme pa- 


C; Race of 

fox or mouse and t, 275; 
trades mole tail for eyes, 
*287; tries to jump across 
stream, *288 H; tries to 
upset cart, *288 A; viola- 
tes frog, '288 A. 

Toad, See frog. 

Toads drop from girl's mouth, 

Toasts reveal identit}', 706 *C. 
Tobacco, Spitting t juice into 

guard's e3^e, 73, 
Toilet neglected, 361, *i5i6. 
Tokens, See recognition, and 


Tom Thumb, 700. 

Tom Tit Tot, 500. 

Tongue and c3^es removed 
by stepmother, 510; of 
thief caught by falling door, 
1653 A; of thief cut off by 
barber, 1653 B. 

Tongues of dragon as proof, 


Torment, Soul in t is quieted, 

Tortoise has extreme pati- 
ence, *288 C. 

Touch of wand recalls for- 
gotten bride, 313. 

Tournament, Bride won in 
t, 508; won with magic 
horse's help, 314. 

Towel, Rag becomes fine t, 

, *557- 

Tower, Ass hoisted up t, 
1210; Maiden in t, 310, 
575; measured, ■1703; Ri- 
ding up t, 530. 

Track, Life token: t fills 
with blood, 303. 

Trade of three brothers with 
Devil, 360. 

Trading for things of less 
value, 1 41 5. 

Trained horse rolls in field, 

Transformation flight, 313, 

Trap, Animals eat man in t, 

20 B; Birds discuss t, 245'-; 

Falling through t door, 

303, 709; Fox jeers at t, 

68*; Oath on iron ft), 44. 
Travel till iron shoes wear 

out, 400, 425, ^445 B; 

till thread is unwound, 425. 
Travelers, Two t, 613, 

R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


Traveling animals, 130, 210; 
carpet or chest, 653; (iiiilt, 

Treacherous brothers, 550, 
551; companions, 301; 
mother, 590. 

Treasure and talkative wife, 
1381; at home, 1645; D^' 
scendingon rope for t, 400 
*B; finders murder one 
another, 763; of giant sto- 
len, 328; of hanging man, 
910 D; of poor brother, 
834*; Sacristan's buried t, 

Treatment of young during 
months of 3^ear, 2012 *C. 

Tree bending, 1051; Choo- 
sing t on which to hang, 
875; felled to give it water 
to drink, 1241; felling, 
1050; hauling, 1052; Man 
comes out of t stump, 1900; 
Prince as t, 442; Singing 
t, 707; Sticking to t, 330; 
taken for snake, 131 5; 
twister, 301, 513, 650. 

Treetrunk, Bear pretends to 
be t, J 54. 

Trees, Naming t, 7. 

Trespasser's defense, 1590. 

Trick, Cat's only t, 105; ex- 
change of magic objects, 
518; race, 30. 

Triple tax, 1661. 

Troll and christening, 1165. 

Troublemaker, Old woman 
as t, 1353. 

Truth and Falsehood, 613; 
Bird of t 707; comes to 
light, 780 — 789; Justice, 
and Avarice, •'848. 

Truths, Sack of t, 570. 

Tube, Farseeing t, 653. 
Turbid, Water becomes t as 

danger sign, 303. 
Turkey tender, 511; Wedding 

of t and peacock, 224. 
Turns, Marry suitor to whom 

she t, •572; 621, 850. 
Twelve brothers turned into 

ravens, 451; The t words, 

Twigs, Three green t, 756. 
Twin, Beautiful and ugly t, 


Twining branches, 966'-"^'. 

Two faced man, 327 *F; girls, 
bear, and dwarf, 426; tra- 
vellers, 613. 

Unclassified tales, 2400 — 

Ugly, Girl made u, 403; prin- 
cess, •865. 

Unborn horse and bird's 
wine, 927 *B. 

Unequal crop division, 9 B, 

Unfaithful wife, 612, 870 *B, 
*i358, 1360, 1364, 1380, 
*J424, 1725, *i85o. 

Unfamiliar, Wild animals 
hide from u animal, 103. 

Ungrateful princess, 870 *B; 
serpent, 155, *29o. 

Unhappy with wealth, 754. 

Unheard-of bird, 1092; riding 
horse, 1091. 

Unjust partner, 9. 

Unknown animal, 1 281; King 
discovers his u son, 873; 
Quest for the u, 465 A. 

Unlucky courtship, 1688. 

Unquiet grave, 760. 

Unreliable friends, 893. 

FFC 90 

Key word list. 


Upstream, Man searches u 
for obstinate wife, 1365 A. 

Urinates, Cat u in safety, 122 

Urine, Substitution of par- 
son's u, 1739; Wliite u for 
goatsmilk, *i66. 

Vampire, 307, 363. 

Vegetable transforms its ca- 
ter into ass, 567. 

Vengeance of magpie on fox, 

Vice, One v carries others 

with it, 839. 
Vindication of God's justice, 


Vineyard, Tearing up v, i o 1 1 . 

Vinej'ards cursed, *846. 

Violin, Bears taught to play 
V, 151; encountered by 
fleeing fox, *i35 A; makes 
everyone dance, 592, 853. 

Virgin, Birds (children) carry 
flowers to V, 47 1 *A; Christ 
delights in benefactions 
which pass through V, 
■'849 A; gives girl bird or 
rod of virtue, 707, or magic 
nuts, 511; releases girl, 
709; replaces nun who sees 
world, 770; rewards charit- 
able girl, "806; Seamstress 
V, -849 B. 

Voice, Parson with fine v, 

Vultures, Mares become v, 
1004 *d. 

Wager of merry wives, 1406; 
on first to see sunrise, 120; 
on wife's chastity, 882; 
which can name 3 trees 
first, 7; who will speak 
first, 1 35 1. 

Wages as much as he can 

carry, 1153. 
Waiting for horse's lips 

(scrotum) to fall, 115. 
Waits, Cat, fox, wolf w and 

loses pre}', 122. 
Wand obtains dresses, 510; 

recalls forgotten bride, 313; 

restores tongue and eyes, 

Wandering Jew, 754***. 
War among sons of Cain, 

840 *A; between domestic 

and wild animals, 104; of 

animals and quadrupeds, 

Wardrobe, Lover in w, 1725. 
W^arehouse, Threat to haul 

away w, 1046; Where is 

wV, 2018. 
Warned, Farmer w by nut, 

285 *B; Shepherd w b}' 

eagle, ^'229. 
Wash, Must not w not comb, 

361, 475- 

Washbasin, Chickenpan be- 
comes fine w, "557. 

Washing all the clothes in 
a day, 425 *D. 

Wasp, Bear in nest of w, 
49; forces monster to give 
up devoured victims, 333. 

W^asps set under pretended 
saint's statue, ^1787 A. 

Watcher found dead each 
morning, 306 *A; 307. 

W^ater becomes blood or tur- 
bid as danger sign, 303; 
Bringing w from well, 
1250; Bringing w more 
quickly than witch, 513; 
causes pregnanc}'^, 303; for 
blindness, 301, 590; Heal- 


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FFC 90 

ing w, 708, *A; in sieve, 
1 180; of life, 707; of 3'outh, 
550, 551; Rescue by wife 
from \v nix, 316; restores 
feet, 519; sweat by fox, 
15; Wolf's w washes away 
beans, •64. 

Waters, Glass of all w, ^"^860. 

We three, -for gold, -that 
was right, 360; three, -for 
money, 1697. 

Weak, Help of w, 75. 

Wealth causes soul's torment, 
760 *B; makes man un- 

li'ippy, 754- 
Wearing out iron shoes, 


Weather controlled, 752 B. 

Wedding, Big w, 1961; in- 
terrupted, 300, 301; jour- 
ne}^ of prince, 516 — 518; 
of turkey and peacock, 
224; presents reveal true 
bride, *445 B. 

Wee Wee woman, 2016. 

Week, Days of w added to 
underworld people's song, 
503, or counted bv man, 
2012, or used to tell life 
story, 2012 *A. 

Weeping bitch, 151 5. 

Weighed cat, 1373. 

Well, Moon's reflection in 
w, 34; Trick escape from 
w, 32. 

Wet, Salt in w bag, 1696. 

Whale helper, 554. 

W^hat says David?, 1833 A; 
should I have saidV, 1696. 

Wheat, Fool feeds w to frogs, 

Wheel formed bv rabbit herd, 

Where did you leave the 
Son?, *i842 A. 

Whetting knife, 10 15. 

\\'hiskers, Cock's w, 2032. 

Whistle calls doves, 300, or 
fish, *5i5, or rabbits, '■572; 
furnishes soldiers, 566. 

Whistle, See pipe, and flute. 

Whistling contest, 1084. 

White serpent's flesh, 673. 

Whitlington's cat, 1651. 

Who ate lamb's heart?, 785; 
is more devout than I?, 
756 *D and *E; will speak 
first?, 135 1. 

Wicked knight repents, 750 
*C; lord is punished, 837; 
The crippled are the vv, 
*758 A. 

Widow, Devout w shelters 
murderer of her son, 756 
*D; falsely accuses cobbler, 
*i5i6; mourns in equivo- 
cal terms, 1940 *E. 

Widowed fox's suitors, 65. 

Widower tells life story in 
days of week, 2012 *A. 

Wife abandoned, *896; and 
husband quarrel over hair 
in soup, 1365 *E; bani- 
shed, 705 — 709; calumnia- 
ted, 706, *89i; carried by 
husband to lover, *i424; 
converses with dying hus- 
band in equivocal terms, 
1940 *F; curious, 670; 
dancing sings cooking in- 
structions to husband, 1831 
*B; Devil afraid of his w, 
332, 400 *A; faithhil, 888; 
faithless, 612, 870 *P); 
*i358, 1360, 1364, *i424, 
1725, ■■1850; gluttonous, 

FF C 90 

Key word list. 


*i374; Good w for bad 
husband and bad \v for 
good husband, 822; lazy, 
901, I370--, *i375; Look- 
ing for a w, 1450 — 1464; 
Loving w, 1350; Never 
sleeps at inn of old man 
with young w, 910 B; 
obstinate, 1365; of judge 
seduced, 1525; Plank be- 
tween husband and w, 
•■1355; pretends not to eat, 
*i374; pretends to die, 
1365 *D; pushed into wa- 
ter instead of bo}^, 1120; 
Quest for lost w, 400; 
rescued from mermaid, 316; 
Riddle of w, daughter, and 
sister, *983; Shrewish w 
reformed, 900 — 904; Slee- 
py w throws cornbread out 
window, '1389; Speech- 
less w, 705 *A; Super- 
natural or enchanted w, 
400 — 424; Talkative w, 
1 381; who alwa^'s obe3's, 
1415 ■••A. 

Wild and tame birds, 245; 

man, 502; Shooting w 

boars, 1053. 
Wind forgotten, 752 B; In- 

(juiring direction of w, 6; 

Pregnant by w, 301, Visit 

to w, 400, 425, 551; Wife 

loves husband like vv in 

hot sun, 923 A. 
Window, Breaking magic w, 

329; Wound on w ledge, 

Wine, Bird's w and unborn 

horse, 927 'B; Fool spills 

w, ""1703. 

Wineskins, Devil stabs w, 


Wing of dove broken, 400 *A. 

Wings of prince, 575. 

Winner at cards, 313, *345. 

Winning princess' hand, 850 

Wise brothers, 655; through 
experience, 910 A. 

Wishes granted, 403 A; 
granted to fisher's wife, 
555; of one must be double 
those of other, 1331; Po- 
wer to make w come true, 
652, 675; Three w, 330, 
592, 750 A. 

Wishing contests, r925. 

Wishing, See ring. 

Wit contest of i)rincess and 
hero, 853. 

Witch, 746 — 749; Bringing 
water more quickl}^ than 
w, 513; killed by helpful 
lion, 303; kills own daugh- 
ter, 327 *D; replaces bride, 
408; turns blood-brother 
into stone, 303. 

With whole heart, 1186. 

Wolf beaten for washing 
away beans, *64; Carries 
derisive fox, *6^, or sham- 
sick fox, 4; cut open and 
kids rescued, 123; deceives 
old woman, •'166; devours 
goat, *i27; dies on prongs 
of prey's house, 124; dis- 
guises as man, *i66; dispu- 
tes over beehive, ''80; 
drinks in well for cheese, 
34, *64; eats girls, 333; 
eats kids, 123; Enchanted 
w as helper, 428; fishes 


R. S. BoGGs, Index of Spanish Folktales. 


with basket on tail, 2; 
flees from wolfhead, 125; 
Girl as w, 409; harnessed, 
1910; laments his bad repu- 
tation, *i29; loses break- 
fast; 122; persuaded to 
sing", 122 C; Prince as \v, 
428; Race of w and bee, 
275 *B; revealed by eagle, 
*229; runs awa}' from his 
skin, 1896; sings despite 
host's objection, "^"• 
skinned, i, 2, 47 *< 
old maid, 1477; ti 
colt, 131 1 ; tricked 
bit's antics, 72 *Aj 
into chimney and' 
124; waits and lo> 
122 A. 

Wolf's, Boy on w ta 
Crane removes be 
w throat, 76; D 
shoemaker, 102; 
punishment is i 
*i65; tail lost in 

Wolves in stable, i( 
off b)^ army, 516 
of one another fi 
by lizard, 121. 

Woman, 1440 — 152 
pure shepherd's 
^1805 A; Disgui: 
lover carries off 
516; has two 
*i8o3; in chest, 

Old w deceived 

*i66; Spinning 
501; too evil foi 

1 164, I 1 70; I'nkind w 
turned into cow, 473. 

Women after squirrel and 
pot, 1227; Beloved of w, 
580; Mute driver and deaf 
w, ■■1587. 

Wonder child, 708. 

A\'ood and ice houses, 43; 
Bear pretends to be w, 
154; carried down hill, 
1243; cutting, looi; House 

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